The door on a grain bin remains open following an accident in Story County, Iowa on July 11, 2005, which killed a 72-year-old Nevada, Iowa man after he and two others were loading a semitrailer with grain.
(AP Photo/Iowa State Daily, Morris L. Manning)
July 09, 2015

Illinois Court Upholds Ruling In Fatal Grain Bin Accident

An appellate court upheld the $16 million judgment awarded to two families after the 2010 accident in northwest Illinois that claimed two lives.  A third co-worker survived.


Muncie Farm in Danville with several inches of standing water. Danville received 12.78 inches of rain in June
(Photo: Darrell Hoemann)
June 30, 2015

June Is The Fourth Wettest Month On Record

There was no shortage of rain this month, but rather a shortage of drainage solutions. Collectively, Illinois received 8.9 inches of rainfall in June making it the wettest June on record and the fourth wettest month in the state's history according to records dating back to 1895. Currently, the wettest month on record happened in September of 1926 when 9.26 inches of rainfall fell over Illinois.


n this Nov. 27, 2013 file photo, Vernita Gray and Patricia Ewert hold their Illinois marriage license at their home in Chicago following their marriage by a Cook County judge. They were granted an exception to marry before Illinois' law formally
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
June 26, 2015

Illinois, Indiana Reax To High Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Advocates in Illinois are celebrating the Supreme Court's ruling making same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.  Equality Illinois says the ruling sends a powerful message that LGBT Americans "should be treated equally and justly in all facets of life.''


Microbiologist Mary-Dell Chilton founded Syngenta's biotechnology research labs in the 1980s.
(Photo: Syngenta)
June 04, 2015

Meet The Woman Who Pioneered GMO Research

At 76 years old, U of I graduate Mary-Dell Chilton is still working. The genetically-modified corn, soybeans and other crops that her research helped develop now grow on more than 170 million acres of U.S. farmland. Earlier this month, Chilton’s groundbreaking discoveries earned her a place in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.


Sign that Champaign Unit 4 placed at its Interstate Drive site, before two failed referendums last spring and fall.
(Jim Meadows/WILL)
May 12, 2015

Unit 4 Property To Be Used To Raise Soybeans

Champaign's Unit 4 Schools has leased land that was to be used for a new Central High School for growing crops for at least part of next year.


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