The University of Illinois’ Media and Cinema Studies department will host its annual Illinifest Student Film Festival Saturday at 5 pm at the Gregory Hall Theater in Urbana. The festival is produced, programmed and curated entirely by University of Illinois students.
In this web exclusive, the Roger Ebert Fellows, Eunice Alpasan, Pari Apostolakos, and Curtis Cook talk with film critic Michael Phillips about the films shown so far at the 2019 Ebertfest and what other films they're looking forward to.
Former WILL-TV news director and anchorman Henry Lippold has died. Lippold oversaw student reporters and anchored newscasts at WILL-TV during the 1960s, covering major events like the assassination of President Kennedy and the Vietnam War.
Speaking at a rally, state Rep. Carol Ammons and Democratic County Board candidates, including Tanisha King Taylor and Mike Ingram, called on the News-Gazette to add women to its all-male editorial board, which they said could have prevented the publication of the cartoon.
After his State of the University speech, Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas told reporters, "We have made cuts and we will have to continue to make those cuts and we will do the necessary things that we have to do."
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.