Shipping via barge is crucial for farmers near the Illinois River and across the Midwest, but many say U.S. river infrastructure is out of date.
(Kenneth Spencer/flickr)
June 09, 2014

Farmers Hope For River System Improvements

Farmers and ag groups in the Midwest say the U.S. river system needs an upgrade, and they’re hopeful it will come with proposed improvements in legislation recently passed by Congress.  


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Prosperity Gardens bus.
(Bria Purdiman/ WILL)
June 02, 2014

Prosperity Gardens Going Mobile

One community garden is getting the wheels turning on a mobile produce market. Prosperity Gardens is serving the community in a new way.


Deer tick.
(AP Photo/ Victoria Arocho, File)
May 20, 2014

Ticks Increase In Central Illinois, Concerns Over Lyme Disease

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District recently posted signs in area forest preserves and park districts warning people about ticks. As temperatures rise, there are more of them. One tick that we’re seeing more of carries Lyme disease. 


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