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Roger Ebert. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Roger Ebert’s Hometown Raising Money For Statue

He was Champaign-Urbana’s native son. Now, late film critic Roger Ebert’s hometown wants to give back.

09/10/2013

Film Critic Roger Ebert receives a special award of recognition at the American Society of Cinematographers 17th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel on February 16, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Ebertfest Will Go On Without Its Namesake

The show will go on. Next Wednesday, the 17th annual Ebertfest begins in Champaign at the Virginia Theatre, home to the film festival for 15 years.

WBBM Newsradio–04/09/2013