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Ebertfest 2017: Final Day

Final Day of Ebertfest 2017, featuring the film De-Lovely and its director Irwin Winkler. Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Virginia Theatre. 

Three people escape from house fire in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Three people escaped from a house fire early Sunday morning after their working fire alarms went off.

According to Champaign Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith, firefighters were called to a blaze at a home at 1002 W. Hill Street at 3:25 a.m. Sunday.

When firefighters arrived, they found smoke coming from the eaves of the two-story home.

Fatal crash reported in rural Coles County

MATTOON — State police from District 10 in Pesotum are investigating a fatal crash Saturday afternoon north of Mattoon.

Police investigate shooting of teenager in Danville

DANVILLE — Police are investigating a shooting of a teenager late Saturday night in Danville.

According to a police report, officers were called to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of South State Street at 11:39 p.m. Saturday.

When police arrived, they found a 17-year-old person with wounds to the lower extremities.

For former chimesmaster Sue Wood, it was 'a labor of love'

One of the first songs Sue Wood played on the Altgeld Chimes back in 1971 is still one of her favorites: "The Ash Grove."

The Welsh folk tune has been set to many different lyrics, including the Christian hymns "Let All Things Now Living" and "Sent Forth By God's Blessing."

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, April 23, 2017

In this Ebertfest-inspired, entertainment-themed edition of our year-long series marking the UI's 150th birthday, we asked 10 grads who've gone on to greatness to tell us a story about their most vivid Campustown memories.

Reducing risks on the farm

CHAMPAIGN — As a retired John Deere farm equipment dealer, Dave White remembers encouraging customers to install rollover protection systems on their tractors.

Little did he know that a rollover protection system would eventually save his own life.

A couple years ago, he was mowing near a ditch when his tractor became lodged in mud before flipping over.

The many faces of all those races

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CHAMPAIGN — Saturday was a day for milestones and other firsts.

It was a day to mark off items from a bucket list.

It was a day for excitement and euphoria.

Wired In: Ty Newell

Ty Newell talks about Build Equinox at his shop in Urbana on Friday, April 14, 2017.

Wired In: Ty Newell

Each week, Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet TY NEWELL, 65, of Urbana, a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois who has founded three high-tech companies that all involve improving the environment. His Ph.D. is from the University of Utah. Right now, he's extremely interested in new developments at one of his companies.