Belleville

NPR Illinois

Massive layoffs and furloughs around the state will make it difficult for some to pay their property taxes on time.  Some Illinois counties are trying to ease the pain by delaying the mailing of the bills. Others have extended deadlines. And most common are counties waiving interest on late payments.  

'Belleville' The Movie Is NOT A Documentary

Aug 29, 2014
Courtesy of Belleville the movie

Belleville is a small agriculture-based city about 90 miles south of Springfield - not the average setting for a movie. But indie filmmakers decided it was the perfect place for a story about a farmer who is grappling with his wife's death. While that may sound pretty heavy, the mood is lightened when an out-of-world stranger shows up on the farmer's property. Dan Steadman wrote and directed the film, he recently joined us to talk about it.