Chicago Sun Times http://peoriapublicradio.org en Gov. announces new head of DCFS http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-announces-new-head-dcfs <div>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced the new head of Illinois’ child welfare agency Tuesday. IPR'S&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tony Arnold reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Quinn’s candidate has been with the Department of Children and Family Services for just more than a year.</span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:13:32 +0000 Tony Arnold 22540 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. announces new head of DCFS Roger Ebert statue unveiled in Champaign http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/roger-ebert-statue-unveiled-champaign <div>A life-sized bronze sculpture of Roger Ebert was unveiled Thursday outside the Virginia Theater in Champaign.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The artist who designed the statue of the late movie critic sitting between two empty theater seats says the piece took six months to complete.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:04:53 +0000 Sean Powers 22350 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Roger Ebert statue unveiled in Champaign Could Chicago host the next RNC? http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/could-chicago-host-next-rnc <div>The new head of the Illinois GOP says it’s too early to say whether Chicago should host the 2016 Republican National Convention.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">That could be a tough sell to Chicago’s staunchly Democratic mayor.</span></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">IPR'S Alex Keefe reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Republican Party Chairman Jack </span>Dorgan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was cautious when asked today about the prospects of a Chicago RNC in 2016.</span></p></div><div> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:30:34 +0000 Alex Keefe 14940 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Could Chicago host the next RNC? 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