Greater Chicago Food Depository
(Paul Beaty/AP)
October 28, 2013

Pantries, Shelters Feeling Pinch Of Food Stamp Cut

Food pantries and homeless shelters say they are beginning to notice repercussions of a reduction in food stamps that will take effect Friday, Nov. 1. A temporary hike in benefits that kicked in during the recession expires this week. 


Palmer ameranth
(Todd Gleason - University of Illinois Extension)
October 25, 2013

Pigweed Hurting Crops In 26 Illinois Counties

An expert at the University of Illinois says a crop-killing weed has made its way into 26 counties, including places around Champaign.


September 16, 2013

In Some Illinois Prisons, Two Meals A Day

More and more prisoners in Illinois are being served brunch, eating two meals a day instead of three. Prison officials say it is actually better for many inmates.


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