An acclaimed documentary 'Life Itself' looking at the life of Roger Ebert begins its theatrical run in Champaign this weekend. Many of the late film critic's best known family and friends are part of it. But some words come from Roger himself.
One of Champaign-Urbana’s most famous native sons now has a permanent home at one of his favorite spots in the community.
Champaign County residents are in for an eventful weekend. The Bloomington Gold Corvette Show and the Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival are making their way to Champaign tomorrow.
Ruby Dee, an actress and civil rights activist who built a career on stage and screen at a time when African-Americans had few such opportunities, has died at age 91.
The event opening Tuesday night at the Macon County Fairgrounds in Decatur is being called The Macon County Fairgrounds Festival, not a county fair.
One of eight circus acrobats who plunged about 20 feet to the ground during a hair-hanging act says she'll perform the stunt again.
Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion, will be stopping by Frasca Field in Urbana on May 7th to promote his new collection The Keillor Reader.
The documenatary about Roger Ebert's life entitled “Life Itself” makes its local premeire Wednesday, opening the 16th annual ‘Ebertfest’ in Champaign. Director Steve James says it's not the film that he, Roger, and wife Chaz Ebert orginally envisioned.
Many consider the 1980’s to early 90’s the golden age of local music in Champaign-Urbana, especially when it comes to rock and roll. On Saturday, April 19th, the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois will be hosting a panel discussion entitled “Rising from the Ashes of Disco: Urbana-Champaign’s Music Scene during the 1980s and Early 1990s.”
Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late-night host.