Roger Ebert http://wuis.org en Plan For Ebert Statue Unveiled http://wuis.org/post/plan-ebert-statue-unveiled <p>Filmgoers attend Roger Ebert’s 16th annual film festival in Champaign next spring, they’ll be able to pose with the famous Urbana native.<br><br>A <a href="http://ebertsculpture.org/">fundraiser campaign</a> aims to build a life-size sculpture of Ebert, and unveil it as part of the festival in late April, outside the Virginia Theatre.&nbsp; The bronze tribute to the late Urbana native and longtime Chicago Sun-Times critic places him in the middle of three theater seats, giving the trademark ‘thumbs up.’<br><br>About 125-thousand dollars is needed to build the sculpture.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:12:00 +0000 Jeff Bossert 8661 at http://wuis.org Plan For Ebert Statue Unveiled