The Illinois Statehouse in Springfield

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May 09, 2018

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

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April 02, 2018

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.


Illustration of state capitol with Facebook emojis.

Flickr photo Jim Boen/Graphic by Carleigh Gray/WGLT

November 27, 2017

Like It Or Not: How Facebook Reshaped Political Campaigns In Illinois

Facebook is facing tough questions in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Did Russians use social media to sway the election? Why is there so much fake news? Why isn’t Facebook more transparent?


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