(Jason Croft/WILL)
February 05, 2014

Pogo Studios Archives Donated to the Sousa Archives

Recently, Champaign’s famed Pogo Studio closed its doors after nearly 30 years when owner Mark Rubel left for a new job in Nashville, Tennessee. But the music that was recorded there will live on at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois.


January 28, 2014

Tornado Victims Share Stories At Peoria Museum

People affected by the November 17, 2013 tornadoes were invited to a special kick-off event Monday night at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.  About 40 people attended, many young families, to share their stories following the disaster.


Hiroo Onoda
(Bullit Marquez/AP)
January 17, 2014

Japanese Soldier Who Fought On For 29 Years After WWII Dies

Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese intelligence officer who for 29 years after the end of World War II continued to hide, fight and kill in the jungles of the Philippines because he did not believe the war was over, has died.


Robert Allerton's mansion
(Allerton Park)
December 20, 2013

Tours Of Allerton Park Mansion To Be Offered Sunday

On Sunday, visitors of Allerton Park in Monticello will have a chance to tour the famous mansion located on the property. Robert Allerton is well known for his love of art, and his donation of more than 6,600 items to the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1900, he built the mansion. Illinois Public Media’s Sean Powers recently got a tour of it by Matt Smith, the marketing director at the park.

The tours of the mansion begin this Sunday from noon until 4pm. Each tour will last approximately 45 minutes, and there is a $5 charge for each guest. Children under two can get in free. Click here for more information.


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