Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, Carlo Anzelmo, 82, and his wife, Peggy, 76, chat with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli. Carlo retired from the food industry 20 years ago, and Peggy retired from the Champaign Public Library in 2008.
Today is Sunday, April 12, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
James Ponsoldt never met Roger Ebert, but while he's here at the Roger Ebert Film Festival to show his film about native genius David Foster Wallace, he's going to pay the late critic a fitting tribute.
"I'm going to Steak 'n Shake after the screening," said the director.
I'm used to seeing Vashoune Russell in his role as Urbana High's animated varsity basketball coach, pacing and yelling and cajoling. So imagine my surprise when I saw him at this weekend's Boneyard Arts Festival, gently showing off his collection of photographs in downtown Champaign.
"I'm usually the angry guy on the sidelines," he said. "This is showing another side of me."
Want to spend some time in the country now that spring is finally here and winter really seems to be gone?
Two University of Illinois faculty members have won prestigious Guggenheim fellowships for "prior achievement and exceptional promise."
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded 2015 fellowships to Wendy K. Tam Cho, a professor of political science and of statistics, and Philip W. Phillips, a professor of physics.
CHAMPAIGN — It's springtime, which means you'll find Nicole Bridges hovering over a raised bed, planting seeds at Prosperity Garden on North First Street.
But Bridges plants more than vegetable seeds in this fledgling urban gardening program.
It's a big day for Max Colon and his Illinois teammates, who will arrive at Memorial Stadium well-rested after a jitter-free night of sleep.
"Nervous? Not at all," the 20-year-old from Mount Prospect said. "There's only a preponderance of excitement and pride."
CHAMPAIGN — Seventy-five years after they were first painted, two murals have returned to a downtown store.
Just not the original store.