March 27, 2013

Union: Workers Tentative Deal Reached With U of I

The union representing about 800 building and food service workers who went on strike this month on the University of Illinois' Urbana campus says it has reached a tentative deal with the school.


March 23, 2013

Record Crop Insurance Payout Stirs Subsidy Debate

Farmers will be paid a record $16 billion in crop insurance claims for 2012 because of the widespread drought, a staggering amount that has critics calling for changes to what they say is an inefficient taxpayer subsidy the government cannot afford.


The post office in Nilwood, Ill., serves as an informal community center.
(Bill Wheelhouse/Harvest Public Media)
March 19, 2013

Rural Post Offices in Crisis

The U.S. Postal Service is in the midst of a major cost-cutting effort. Along with the well-publicized end of Saturday delivery that may happen this year and consolidating major mail centers, there is another move that is hitting home in rural America.  


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