‘Star Wars’ Awakens A New Generation

BY ASHISH VALENTINE, RIANE LENZNER-WHITE AND SHALAYNE PULIA

Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke box office records over the weekend, earning nearly $250 million in North America, based on studio estimates. 

Four decades after the first Star Wars hit theaters, different generations have approached the latest film in very different ways.

08 Jan
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Illinois Public Media to launch new radio talk show in March

Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV) is launching The 21st, a new hour-long talk show, airing weekdays at 11 a.m. Veteran journalist and public radio host Niala Boodhoo will host and executive produce The 21st. The show will launch March 14, 2016 and will be made available to other public radio stations throughout Illinois for simulcast for their broadcast audiences. WUIS in Springfield joins WILL as a launch partner.

07 Jan
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Bill Liesse '88 JOURN

Bill Liesse, age 50, of Peoria passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, as a result of heart failure, following recent surgery to mend a torn aorta.

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06 Jan
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