Roger Ebert sculpture model

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

News Local/State - 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.'

News Local/State - 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)

News Local/State - 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.

News Local/State - April 03, 2014

Interstate Now Open After Morning Three-Vehicle Crash

Three lanes of Interstate 74 near Ogden were closed most of the day Thursday due to an early morning accident involving two semis and a Department of Transportation pickup truck.

Lucy Hamlin and her husband, Spc. Timothy Hamlin, wait for permission to re-enter the Fort Hood military post, following a shooting there Wednesday.

(Tamir Kalifa/AP)

News Local/State - April 02, 2014

Shooting At Fort Hood Leaves At 4 Dead, 16 Injured

A gunman opened fire on the military post of Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday, killing three and injuring 16, before putting the gun to his head and killing himself, Lieutenant General Mark A. Milley said in a televised press conference.

News Local/State - April 02, 2014

Illinois House Approves Smoke-Free Campus Measure

Smoking would be banned on public college campuses under legislation approved Wednesday by the Illinois House.  The ban would apply almost everywhere on campus -- including outdoors.

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