Community Closeup http://northernpublicradio.org en Community Close-Up: Small Town Not Just Smallville http://northernpublicradio.org/post/community-close-small-town-not-just-smallville <p></p><p></p><p>The northern Illinois town of <a href="http://www.cityofplanoil.com/">Plano</a> stood in for Smallville in the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_of_Steel_%28film%29">Superman movie</a> released in 2013.&nbsp; While residents have embraced the recognition that came with the film, they want everyone to know the town is more than a Hollywood backdrop.</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:20:00 +0000 Guy Stephens 44643 at http://northernpublicradio.org Community Close-Up: Small Town Not Just Smallville Princeton: Arts Big In Small Town http://northernpublicradio.org/post/princeton-arts-big-small-town <p><a href="http://www.princeton-il.com/">Princeton</a> is the county seat of Bureau County. It’s also the center for cultural activity that seems all out of proportion to its size.</p><p>Joni Hunt is Tourism Director for the City of Princeton. She says, no matter how you slice it, there’s a lot going on in this town of 7000.</p><blockquote><p>“We have multiple platforms for artists and thespians and musicians, so it doesn’t matter what age you are, or what type of culture you’re interested in, there’s something for you here.”</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 09:59:12 +0000 Guy Stephens 29497 at http://northernpublicradio.org Princeton: Arts Big In Small Town