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Preparations are starting in an $825,000 restoration project to repair a more than century-old statue of a Native American overlooking the Rock River in northern Illinois. 

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has joined those who have come to downtown's Daley Plaza to pay their respects to Cubs legend Ernie Banks.

A local state senator is spearheading an effort to get a statue of Ronald Reagan built at the Illinois Capitol. Darin LaHood of Dunlap along with three other area senators sent a letter to the Architect of the Capitol requesting a review to erect a Reagan memorial. The legislators also introduced a resolution in the Senate on the issue.

Roger Ebert statue unveiled in Champaign

Apr 25, 2014
Sean Powers / Illinois Public Radio/WILL

A life-sized bronze sculpture of Roger Ebert was unveiled Thursday outside the Virginia Theater in Champaign. 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.