The University of Illinois is unveiling a new statue on campus that honors women in engineering. The life-size statue, named "The Quintessential Engineer," is located on the east side of the Micro and Nano-technology Laboratory.
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.
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.