The harsh winter has caused headaches for many in the Midwest, but there's a silver lining for some bird watchers looking for bald eagles. Jenna Dooley of member station WNIJ explains how this harsh winter is helping attract them to an unusual spot in Illinois.
Residents across the Midwest are struggling with tight propane supplies, especially in this bitterly cold, snowy winter. But it’s not just homes in rural counties that are lacking adequate heating fuel.
The past year was a busy one for the animal welfare activists who've turned their hidden cameras on confinement facilities where huge numbers of food animals are raised.
In a couple of weeks, residents in Champaign can begin applying for licenses so that they can get backyard chickens.
McLean County officials say their animal control center will stop using carbon monoxide to euthanize animals. It is the last Illinois animal control center using a gas chamber.
Bird watchers say American white pelicans have begun stopping in central Illinois during their annual fall migration from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
It's one of the most controversial practices in agriculture: feeding small amounts of antibiotics to animals in order to make them grow faster.
Seven suburban Chicago mayors are signing on in support of same-sex marriage.
The story was produced for Harvest Public Media, a collaboration of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest covering food and agriculture issues.
Over the last 20 years, the number of sheep in this country has plummeted by one half. The sheep industry has actually been declining since the late 1940s, when it hit its peak.
Chicken nuggets: Call 'em tasty, call 'em crunchy, call 'em quick and convenient. But maybe you shouldn't call them "chicken."