Urbana http://peoriapublicradio.org en Champaign-Urbana bid to host high school basketball tournaments http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/champaign-urbana-bid-host-high-school-basketball-tournaments <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nearly 20 years after losing out to Peoria, Champaign-Urbana hopes to once again host the Illinois state high school boys basketball tournament. And a bid will be made to host the girls tournament as well. &nbsp;</span></div><div> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 06:06:05 +0000 Jim Meadows 25070 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Champaign-Urbana bid to host high school basketball tournaments Garrison Keillor discusses new book http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/garrison-keillor-discusses-new-book <div>Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion, will be stopping by Urbana Wednesday to promote his new collection The Keillor Reader.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Public Radio’s Jason Croft talked with him recently about the book and his view of small town America.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Keillor will be in Urbana Wednesday </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for a book signing and a reading.</span></p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 06 May 2014 12:22:56 +0000 Jason Croft 22883 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Garrison Keillor discusses new book State Sen. Rose: conspiracy to shut out Health Alliance http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-sen-rose-conspiracy-shut-out-health-alliance <p>State Senator Chapin Rose says state regulators conspired to shut out Health Alliance on a technicality. &nbsp;The Mahomet Republican was among the lawmakers in a legislative hearing Wednesday, questioning the decision to choose four other providers of Medicare Advantage retiree contracts. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:21:22 +0000 Jeff Bossert 13895 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State Sen. Rose: conspiracy to shut out Health Alliance State removes Health Alliance from retiree contracts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-removes-health-alliance-retiree-contracts <p>The state of Illinois has removed Urbana-based Health Alliance from its list of retiree contracts, as of January 2014.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:03:48 +0000 Jeff Bossert 12829 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State removes Health Alliance from retiree contracts Campaign to build sculpture of Roger Ebert http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/campaign-build-sculpture-roger-ebert <div>When filmgoers attend Roger Ebert’s 16th annual film festival in Champaign next spring, they’ll be able to pose with the famous Urbana native. A fundraiser campaign aims to build a life-size sculpture of Ebert, and unveil it as part of the festival in late April, outside the Virginia Theatre. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bronze tribute to the late Urbana native and longtime Chicago Sun-Times critic places him in the middle of three theater seats, giving the trademark ‘thumbs up.’ </span></div><div> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:31:54 +0000 Jeff Bossert 11712 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Campaign to build sculpture of Roger Ebert