Top of the Morning, July 1, 2014
— Production of "Food" wrapped up at 3:30 a.m. Friday at a diner in Rantoul. Right on schedule.
"We made our day every day," said Brett Hays, producer at Shatterglass Studios. "We got every single shot that we needed to get, which is a great feat."
Hays said the cast and crew celebrated before parting ways.
"It was sad in a way for a lot of people because you become like family," Hays said.
The independent movie, shot entirely in Champaign County and starring the likes of Griffin Dunne, Anthony Edwards, Victor Garber, Danny Glover, Zoe Lister Jones and Kunal Nayyar, is in the editing stage. When will hit the big screen? "2015 would be a good bet," Hays said.
— The kids from Creative Marble didn't win the Twin City Little League title last week. But their long tournament run didn't go unnoticed.
"I think this will be catalyst," Creative Marble coach Reggie Jones said. "A lot of Farm League kids were out there watching. There's a lot of interest in baseball again. The arrow is pointed up."
In nearly becoming First String's first champ — Wampler won the title game, 3-2 — the Douglass Park-based team did it without travel league players. Their reward: Some traveling. A proposed trip to Louisville, Ky., to tour the Louisville Slugger plant and Muhammad Ali Center is "a good way to end a tremendous season," Jones said.