Greater Chicago Food Depository
(Paul Beaty/AP)
October 28, 2013

Pantries, Shelters Feeling Pinch Of Food Stamp Cut

Food pantries and homeless shelters say they are beginning to notice repercussions of a reduction in food stamps that will take effect Friday, Nov. 1. A temporary hike in benefits that kicked in during the recession expires this week. 

(Matt Rubel)
October 25, 2013

Honoring A Fallen Farmer

Last month, during the busy harvest season, a group of farmers near Monticello drove their tractors, trucks and combines out of their half-harvested fields, and parked them.

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(Todd Gleason - University of Illinois Extension)
October 25, 2013

Pigweed Hurting Crops In 26 Illinois Counties

An expert at the University of Illinois says a crop-killing weed has made its way into 26 counties, including places around Champaign.

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