Actor Neil Flynn to receive speech alumni award at Bradley

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — An actor who’s known for his quirky dad roles in the movie “Mean Girls” and the ABC sitcom “The Middle” will be given an alumni award at Bradley University. Neil Flynn graduated from the Peoria campus in 1982 and was on the university’s speech team from 1978 to 1982. He’ll receive the American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament’s Distinguished Alumni Award on Monday.