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AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 19, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Fatal Farm Accidents Increase In Illinois Over Past Year

By The Associated Press

Farming claimed the lives of 21 people in Illinois from July 2013 through June, nearly double the number of deaths during the same period a year earlier, according to Bloomington-based Country Financial.

Categories: Agriculture


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 10, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Industry To Seek Changes In ‘Fracking’ Rules

By The Associated Press

A protester attends a rally on fracking in Springfield in May 2013.

Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they'll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules to govern the practice in Illinois that appear to violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists. 





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 07, 2014

NCAA Votes To Boost Student-Athletes’ Benefits, Big Schools’ Power

By Tom Goldman, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

NCAA President Mark Emmert on Capitol Hill

Major college sports programs have taken what could be a major step toward sharing their wealth with the student-athletes whose performances help line their coffers.  Thursday's vote impacts the Power 5 conferences, including the Big Ten.





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