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.
Police are searching for the gunman who shot three people, including an Illini football player, at a weekend party near the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.
He forced his way into her home and dragged her, punched her, shoved her in a closet, and pinned her in with a dresser. The senior stayed there for almost three days. No one might have come to her rescue, had it not been for a very observant mail carrier.
Some U of I journalism students have started a website to provide information about crime on the Champaign-Urbana campus.
Parents and students are invited to a town hall meeting at the U of I campus on Saturday. For those who can’t make it Urbana, the meet will be streamed live on the Internet.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is having its campus police patrol for extra hours, and plans to hire more officers, after an attack on a female student in a dorm and a series of assaults on men.