Front pages of the Leader and County Star, announcing end of publication.

Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media

August 19, 2018 - News Local/State

Two Champaign County Weekly Papers Announce Final Editions

Champaign County will lose two of its weekly newspapers at the end of this month, when the Leader and the County Star put out their final editions. Both papers announced in their August 16 issues that they would be ending publication.

The Illinois Statehouse in Springfield


May 09, 2018 - The 21st Show

Local Money In The State Budget; The Underground Railroad In Southern IL; New ‘One Illinois’ Media

On the 21st: A group of mayors are worried that Springfield will use local revenue to fill holes in the next state budget. Plus, the history of slavery and the Underground Railroad in southern Illinois—and what educators are doing to bring that history to life in the classroom. And, the leaders of a new nonprofit news outlet called One Illinois say they want to tell stories about what unites us instead of what divides us. 

The Virginia Theater ready for opening night of Ebertfest

Travis Stansel / Illinois Public Media

April 02, 2018 - News Local/State

Tickets On Sale, Full Lineup Announced For 2018 Ebertfest

"Interstellar", a science fiction movie presented on 70 millimeter film and "Columbus", a director’s debut that makes use of the modern architecture of an Indiana town are the final movies to be announced for the 20th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival.

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