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LIVE: 2015 Ebertfest Day 2

Welcome to our LIVE report from Ebertfest, coordinated by staff writer MELISSA MERLI, who has been on hand for each one of the festivals in downtown Champaign.

She will be tweeting regularly throughout the week. Follow her here

Lincoln's legacy recalled on 150th anniversary of his death

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Speakers at a service commemorating Abraham Lincoln's death say the president's influence is as powerful today as it was 150 years ago.

Wednesday's service in Springfield's Union Park marked the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death.

UI's Ginsburg to be honored for education program at Danville prison

CHAMPAIGN — She's always had a passion for helping the disenfranchised and those marginalized by society.

That passion took Rebecca Ginsburg abroad for several years where she was involved in human rights and anti-apartheid efforts.

Notes-Worthy: Jordan Cundiff

Terry Brown of C.U. Bands and Fans talks with Jordan Cundiff, owner/engineer of SCP Recording Studio and Partner at SCP Records in Danville

Area history, April 16, 2015

In 1915: Gov. Dunne said he has no intention of taking a hand in the controversy involving the closing of saloons on Sundays in Chicago. It was pointed out that while he was mayor, the governor resisted a mandamus to compel him to close the saloons.

This day in history: April 16, 2015

Today is Thursday, April 16, the 106th day of 2015. There are 259 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:

Hillard chosen for Cozad entrepreneur award

CHAMPAIGN — Steve Hillard, the owner and president of Champaign-based HL Precision Manufacturing, has been selected as the Parkland College Foundation's V. Dale Cozad Entrepreneur of the Year for 2015.

Top of the morning, April 16, 2015

I was a presenter at Wednesday's Career Day at Monticello High School, but wound up learning as much as the kids in the audience.

LIVE: 2015 Ebertfest Day 1

Welcome to our LIVE report from Ebertfest, coordinated by staff writer Melissa Merli, who has been on hand for each one of the festivals in downtown Champaign.

She will be tweeting regularly throughout the week. Follow her here

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Sinai Temple display: 'It's not ancient history'

CHAMPAIGN — When she first read the stories from local Holocaust survivors and their descendents, Joyce Francisco was choked with emotion.

That's exactly the same response she hopes others will have when they also read these stories and see the pictures that go with them in a new display assembled by her and her husband, Don, and Pam Olson at Champaign's Sinai Temple.