April 07, 2014

Legendary Hollywood Star Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 90-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93.


April 06, 2014

Northwestern Coach Urges ‘No’ Vote On Union

Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald is encouraging his team to vote no on forming a union less than two weeks after the National Labor Relations Board said the players could bargain collectively and called for an election.


Ann-Marie Stimphson and Wes Kocher of Champaign plant a tree on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Gifford, Ill.
(Sean Powers/WILL)
April 05, 2014

New Trees in Gifford Help Rebuild Community

If you travel to the Champaign County town of Gifford, you will still find destroyed homes and trees snapped like twigs by a tornado last November. After a long, bitter winter, people are working to put the community back together.


Roger Ebert sculpture model
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
April 04, 2014

Sculptor: Ebert Statue In ‘Home Stretch’

A year after Roger Ebert’s death, those behind a memorial sculpture will make sure those at his annual film fest still get a chance to see him 'at the movies.'


April 03, 2014

Fort Hood Shooting Victim Was From Effingham

The 77-year-old mother of an Illinois soldier killed during an attack at Fort Hood, Texas, says she was reunited less than two weeks earlier with a daughter she gave up for adoption at birth.


Fort Hood
(Staff Sgt. Gregory Sanders/U.S. Army)
April 03, 2014

Should Soldiers Be Armed At Military Posts?

For John Lott, Wednesday's mass shooting at Fort Hood was a test of personal beliefs that struck uncomfortably close to home.  His son is serving at Fort Hood and was close enough to the activity to hear shots and screaming.


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