Mary Sutherlin looks at what's left of her home Tuesday, November 19 in Gifford.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
November 20, 2013

Rebuilding After a Tornado

Now that the clean-up has begun and the damage is being assessed in communities stricken by this weekend’s tornadoes, we’ll talk this hour about what it’s like to rebuild.

Host David Inge with Lou Henson
September 10, 2013

David Inge

Illinois Pioneers returned to WILL-TV last week with David Inge as host. This hour on Focus, Jim Meadows talks with David about the show.

This hour on Focus, we’ll talk with Inge about his new gig and about his life and career as a public broadcaster. We’ll hear about some of the upcoming interviews he’ll host on WILL-TV, and we’ll talk with him about his days as host of Focus, how he got started as a public broadcaster and what it’s like to talk with some of the most powerful and respected names in Illinois history.

WILL Producer George Hovorka also joins us for the first half of this hour on Focus to tell us more about Illinois Pioneers. 

Morkie puppy
Kelsey Arganbright
August 02, 2013

Pet Care: Ticks

This summer in Illinois, we’re seeing an increase in the tick population. This hour on Focus, we’ll talk with veterinarian Sally Foote about what that means for your pet. We welcome your questions this hour on Focus!

Two men stand in front of the Pepin Syrup Company in the 1920’s.
(Courtesy of Maureen Holtz and the Piatt County Historical and Genealogical Society)
June 27, 2013

Images of America: Monticello and Remembering Champaign County

Monticello been called “the patent medicine capital of the world,” and is home to the famous Allerton Park. This hour on Focus, we’ll talk with author Maureen Holtz about the town’s history…in pictures. Then, we’ll talk with former Mayor Dannel McCollum about his book “Remembering Champaign County.”

A shelf where books have been removed in the architecture section of the Urbana Free Library.
Jim Meadows/WILL
June 26, 2013

Issues Facing Public Libraries

The weeding of thousands of non-fiction books at the Urbana Free Library has created controversy over transparency in libraries. This hour on Focus, we’ll talk about how libraries are curated, what role they play in community and some of the challenges they face due to strained government budgets.

a tornado in Roanoke, Illinois, 2004
Wikimedia Commons
May 31, 2013

Summer Meteorology

This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with former WILL meteorologist Ed Kieser about summer storms and tornado preparedness. We welcome your calls and questions!

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