In-person Ebertfest returns to Champaign’s Virginia Theatre

CHAMPAIGN – Wednesday kicks off the first day of the return of Ebertfest, Champaign’s annual film festival named in honor of late University of Illinois alumnus and film critic Roger Ebert.  The festival will feature films from Wednesday to Saturday including “The Phantom of the Open,” “Ghost World,” and “Nightmare Alley.”  Movies shown at Ebertfest […]

Latest Census figures on births, deaths and migration show the Peoria metro area in a decline

The Peoria metropolitan area is shrinking in population, with the combination of deaths outnumbering births and more people moving away, resulting in a decline of nearly 3,000 people between 2020 and 2021. “Obviously, it’s disappointing information; we always are hoping to grow our region,” said Chris Setti, CEO of the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council. […]

OSF HealthCare buys Cottage properties for $4 million

OSF HealthCare acquired multiple parcels of real estate from Galesburg’s Cottage Hospital for $4 million. The sale was recorded April 12, according to the Knox County Assessor’s Office. According to parcel numbers and property tax records, the sale includes the following properties in Galesburg: 695 N. Kellogg St., Cottage Hospital 765 N. Kellogg St., Cottage […]

217 Today: New book highlights the shady past of Wild West lawman Wyatt Earp in Peoria

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Today’s headlines: Former Ukrainian ambassador Marie Yovanovitch is this year’s winner of the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government. Champaign County is investing in interpretation services for immigrants who speak indigenous languages. Champaign city council members will talk Tuesday about an agreement to give University of Illinois police authority […]