fathead minnow fish
Wikimedia/Rankin1958
May 16, 2016

Drugs In The Water; Monarch Migration; Political Roundup

On The 21st: Scientists have found eggs in male fish in the Des Plaines river, and researchers suspect the culprit is pharmaceuticals and other chemicals in the water. What does that mean for fish, and for us? Plus, we learn about the migration of monarch butterflies from Mexico to Canda, and get a preview of what we can expect from lawmakers in Springfield this week.


Map of the New Madrid and Wabash Valley seismic zones showing earthquakes as circles.
USGS/Public Domain
February 05, 2016

How Common Are Earthquakes In Central Illinois?

Like the fault lines they stem from, earthquakes are often little thought of until they actually happen. But Tim Larson, a senior geophysicist at the Illinois State Geological Survey, is bringing them back to mind with his presentation - “Earthquakes: Fact and Fiction” at Parkland's Staerkel Planetarium tonight.


A view from the bridge of County Road 1450N, south of St. Joseph.
Steve Hillberg
December 28, 2015

Rains, Flooding Hit Central Illinois

Heavy rains have caused flooding in several areas, including the Embarras River at Villa Grove, the Vermilion River near Danville and the Sangamon River at Monticello.


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