Libman

Just Don't Call It 'Fake'

Illinois Public Radio’s Dan Libman didn’t just tell the story of north central Illinois professional wrestling, he got in the ring as ‘The Librarian’ (photo courtesy of WNIJ

Illinois Public Radio’s Dan Libman didn’t just tell the story of north central Illinois professional wrestling, he got in the ring as ‘The Librarian’ (photo courtesy of WNIJ

This week in our look at stories from around the state, have you ever thought about attending a high-spirited, live wrestling match? Maybe the ticket price deterred you, or you couldn’t take time to travel to Las Vegas or Atlantic City. It turns out there’s live local professional wrestling every month in northern Illinois. Illinois Public Radio’s Dan Libman has the story

The Zen of Wrestling Academy  is located in the rear of the Scoops sandwich shop in Oregon, Illinois (photo courtesy of WNIJ)

The Zen of Wrestling Academy is located in the rear of the Scoops sandwich shop in Oregon, Illinois (photo courtesy of WNIJ)

Riding The Rock River Trail

Over the past week, two Illinois men made history. Nobody has bicycled the entire Rock River Trail. Illinois Public Radio’s Dan Libman and Carl Nelson pedaled the 320-miles from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to the Mississippi River in Rock Island. Each day they offered a snapshot of the ride

The official Rock River Trail patch with 320-mile rocker (photo courtesy of WNIJ)

The official Rock River Trail patch with 320-mile rocker (photo courtesy of WNIJ)