Beason – A Central Illinois Native took home top honors at last night's Academy Awards.
Brenda Chapman won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film for the movie "Brave". She is a native of Beason, in Logan County. Chapman graduated from Lincoln Community High School, in 1980.
Chapman says she drew on her Scottish heritage and her daughter, Emma, as inspiration for the adventure story.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
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