Vendors lined the parking lot selling produce, plants, sweets and more at the first Champaign Farmer's Market on Tuesday, May 5th.
Amanda Honigfort
May 05, 2015

New Champaign Farmers Market Tries A Few Things Differently

The Champaign Farmers Market will run every Tuesday evening through October 27th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in downtown Champaign. They think the location, time and doubling SNAP benifits and more will help them be successful. 


A tornado is viewed near Pearl Street from a home  in Kirkland, Ill., on Thursday, April 9, 2015. One person was killed in the tiny community of Fairdale, James Joseph with the Illinois Department of Emergency Management said.
(AP Photo/Emily Mains)
April 10, 2015

Northern Illinois Tornadoes Cause Damage, Injuries, Two Deaths

Northern Illinois University meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste said he was able to see the tornado from 18 miles away. He says in his 25 years of storm-chasing, he had never seen one like this.  Dekalb and Ogle counties have been declared state disaster areas by Gov. Bruce Rauner.


Martin Burke (center) with his Chemistry Group.
(L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois)
March 13, 2015

U of I Chemist Creates ‘3D Printer For Small Molecules’

Chemistry professor and medical doctor Martin Burke's machine aims to do for chemistry what 3-D printing has done for engineering.  His team has built a machine for assembling small molecules.


EPA map of Sole Source Aquifer area in Mahomet Aquifer.
(EPA)
March 11, 2015

EPA Designates Mahomet Aquifer ‘Sole Source Aquifer’

The EPA on Wednesday said the Mahomet aquifer is primary water source for more than 750,000 people in central Illinois. That guarantees extra scrutiny of any project there that includes federal finances.


Scientists examine a bat.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
March 04, 2015

Bat-Killing White-Nose Syndrome Spreads In Illinois

The white-nose syndrome gets its name from a fungus that grows on affected bats' noses. Scientists say infected bats often show odd behavior - like taking daytime flights - when they're supposed to be hibernating. It's suspected that depletes their fat reserves, and causes the bats to become emaciated, and eventually die. 


In this March 16, 2011 file photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.'s nuclear plant in Byron, Illinois.
(AP Photo/Robert Ray, File)
February 26, 2015

Low-Carbon Bill Could Help Exelon Plants, Including Clinton

After issuing warnings it may have to close down half its nuclear fleet, Exelon has introduced a proposal it says would keep them open.  It signals the start of what's expected to be a long debate over Illinois' energy policy.


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