One day after the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., last December, Liza Long wrote a blog post urging the country to focus on treatment for the nation's mentally ill youth. In it, she shared the story of her own son, "Michael" (not his real name). "I live with a son who is mentally ill," she wrote for The Blue Review.
The story was produced for Harvest Public Media, a collaboration of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest covering food and agriculture issues.
While the farming community continues to age fewer young people are filling the ranks, prompting the question: Do young people even want to farm anymore?
The United States will close all of its embassies on Sunday because of security concerns, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Thursday.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill on Thursday, making Illinois the 20th state to legalize the medical use of marijuana.
Thirty-nine people at the Vermilion Manor Nursing Home located west of Tilton are losing their jobs.
The former head of Indiana’s public schools faces allegations of favoring a charter school backed by a major donor.
The next managing director of the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District says his move to head up the agency a year from now is the first in a series of transitions.
City officials in Georgetown say they are ready to answer any questions pertaining to the June agreement to sell water to a mining company. A public meeting Friday was called by the city council.
Michelle Knight, who was raped and tortured during more than a decade of captivity, faced her abuser, Ariel Castro, in court on Thursday, assuring him that while her hell was over, his had just begun.
July was another strong month for the Illinois economy, according to the University of Illinois Flash Index.