Louis Reinhart
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
April 09, 2014

Central Illinois Cub Fan Enters Second Century

In his 100 years, Louis Reinhart still hasn’t seen his beloved Cubs win a world series.  Last week, the team gave him – maybe – the next best thing. 

February 16, 2014

Quinn To EPA: Don’t Reduce Ethanol Content

Gov. Pat Quinn is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to follow through on its own proposal to reduce amounts of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline.

Grain Operator Austin Clubb surveys corn inside the Homestead Grain Facility at Amana Farms near Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
(John Poole/NPR)
February 07, 2014

Jury Awards Nearly $17 Million In Grain Bin Deaths

An Illinois jury has returned a record verdict of nearly $17 million in the deaths of two teenagers and the traumatic entrapment of a third worker in a grain bin in 2010, NPR's Howard Berkes reports.

January 30, 2014

Illinois Farm Owners Settle US Subsidy Allegations

The Department of Justice says a central Illinois farming business has paid $5.3 million to settle allegations it used fake partnerships to avoid limits on federal subsidies its owners could receive.

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