State News
2:20 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

Restoration work to begin on Native American statue

Black Hawk statue

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. 

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State News
12:52 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Chicago mayor places wreath at Ernie Banks' statue

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

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State News
1:16 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Senator LaHood working to get Reagan statue at Il Capitol

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.

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State News
7:04 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Roger Ebert statue unveiled in Champaign

Artist Rick Harney poses next to his bronze sculpture of Roger Ebert on April 24, 2014 in Champaign, Ill.
Credit 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. 

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