a cake called tequila mockingbird decorated to look like a drunk bird and a bottle of tequila

Credit: Kaitlin Bane/WILL

News Local/State - April 03, 2015

Devouring Books At The Edible Book Festival

Every year around the start of April, book lovers gather with some of their favorite titles ... and eat them.  It's called the annual Edible Book Festival. This year's local event was held April 1st on the University of Illinois Urbana campus. The creations compete for awards in categories that include, the Funniest-Punniest.

News Local/State - April 02, 2015

Living With Cancer In Central Illinois: Strategic Treatment

“Strategic Treatment” follows doctors and patients during innovative procedures and treatment plans being used at UnityPoint Methodist Medical Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Carle Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

News Local/State - April 02, 2015

Living With Cancer In Central Illinois: Seeking A Cure

Incredible advances are being made in cancer research and treatment right here in Central Illinois. To spotlight the local doctors, researchers, and institutions on the cutting edge of cancer care, WTVP and WILL are teaming up to produce a multi-platform companion to the national PBS series, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.

title graphic of the TV show

News Local/State - April 02, 2015

Living With Cancer In Central Illinois: Diagnoses & Decisions

On Thursday night on WILL-TV doctors, families and cancer survivors came together in the WILL studio for a half-hour community conversation: Diagnoses & Decisions, hosted by Illinois Public Radio’s Amanda Vinicky.

Scott McCorkle, CEO Salesforce.com, joins Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, left, and House Speaker Brian C. Bosma as they announce changes to the state's new religious objections law.

(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

News Local/State - April 02, 2015

Indiana Lawmakers, Governor Approve Religious Law Changes

The changes to the religious objections law were announced Thursday morning, and approved by both chambers that afternoon.  Republican Gov. Mike Pence later signed the altered measure, which takes effect in July.

News Local/State - April 02, 2015

U of I To Create Center Honoring Roger Ebert

The Ebert Center's goal would be to combine the studies of film and ethics to encourage writers and filmmakers to think critically about film. 

Thousands of opponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State

(AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

News Local/State - April 01, 2015

Rauner, Sen. Kirk Criticize New Indiana Law

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said the Indiana religious-objections law could 'open the door to discriminatory behavior', while U.S. Senator Mark Kirk called it 'basically un-American.'

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