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More than the movies: 17th Ebertfest brings sense of community

The Champaign Park District announced the lineup for performances at the Virginia Theatre for the 2017 to 2018 season. Performers include ZZ Top and Lily Tomlin.

By Annabeth Carlson, Assistant features editor

April 20, 2015

In The Virginia Theatre’s gold, ornate rooms, the aroma of popcorn wafted through the air Wednesday night as people socialized and took programs from ushers. Outside, the theatre’s sign illuminated the reason behind the commotion: 17th annual Ebertfest. Ebertfest, founded by the late-movie critic and Univ...

Police blotter for April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015

Champaign — Theft was reported in the 100 block of South Neil Street around 2 a.m. Friday. According to the report, the offender stole the victim’s debit card. — Theft was reported at Jet’s Pizza, 512 S. Neil St., around 11 p.m. Saturday. According to the report, the victim’s wallet and ca...

Ramis’ work far more than just ‘Ghostbusters’

Ramis directed “Groundhog Day.”

April 14, 2015

Harold Ramis is quickly recognized as the quirky Dr. Egon Spengler in “Ghostbusters.” He is also spotted as the neurologist in “Groundhog Day.” But his appearances in these works are not the reason the Chicago native is being honored with the first-ever film tribute at Ebertfest. In addition to his...