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Ebertfest organizers: More to the story

CHAMPAIGN — Festival organizers contend that a News-Gazette analysis of Ebertfest finances gives an incomplete and misleading picture.

Entertainment listings, April 14-21, 2016

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

2016 Ebertfest coverage roundup

Here's your one-stop shop for our coverage of the 18th Roger Ebert Film Festival.

2016 Ebertfest schedule

2016 Ebertfest: It's on

The latest on Ebertfest from staff writer Melissa Merli, who has covered all 18:

Panel with some punch

Actress Kate Bosworth will be part of the academic panel discussion on women in Hollywood on Friday. "She's coming with her husband, so we took the opportunity to put her on a panel," festival director Nate Kohn said.

Beckman to get $250,000 in settlement with UI

CHAMPAIGN — Former Illini football coach Tim Beckman, who was fired last August, will get a one-time payout of $250,000 under a settlement announced Tuesday by the University of Illinois.

Ebertfest by the numbers

On the eve of covering her 18th Ebertfest, staff writer Melissa Merli (follow her coverage from the Virginia on Twitter @mmerli) did some number-crunching.

4,253 pounds

Popped corn chomped by Eberfest attendees in 2015.


Bike stolen on campus? Probably gone for good


If a student's bike is stolen on the University of Illinois campus, there is little chance it will be recovered.

In fact, of the 95 bikes worth about $27,000 that were reported stolen in 2015, only 16 — about $3,600 worth — were recovered, according to university police.

Chelsey Byers/Family Life: A tip of the cap to families

This week I would like to focus on children and parenting and do so in a twofold way. I would first like to share some protective factors that decrease the likeliness of child abuse in honor of April being Child Abuse Prevention Month and then bring awareness to the Week of the Young Child.

Oh hey, look, someone dropped a USB drive!

Like kids picking up candy from the sidewalk and putting it in their mouths, many computer owners in an experiment snagged a USB drive they found — and plugged it into their own computer.

Are there events planned for Earth Week? Naturally

URBANA — You can ride a bike with the interim chancellor, view art created out of plastic bags, go on a "tree walk" or hear top environmental scientists discuss climate change at events surrounding this year's Earth Week at the University of Illinois.