Adolf Tolkachev leaving his car at a roadblock on June 9, 1985.
Courtesy of H. Keith Melton and the Melton Archive
July 10, 2015

A Tale Of Real-Life Espionage In New Book

David Hoffman details the story of Adolf Tolkachev, the most valuable Soviet spy during the Cold War, and the CIA agents he passed hundreds of thousands of pages of information to in his new book – the Billion Dollar Spy. 


A view of one of the control consoles at the training center of Exelon’s Clinton nuclear power station in DeWitt County. Exelon officials say their training center includes a mockup of the nuclear plant’s master control center that duplic
(Photo: Jim Meadows)
June 05, 2015

Legislative Nuclear Power Deal Still In The Dark

Exelon still has hopes for the legislation, once lawmakers are done dealing with the state budget. And whether or not it passes could have in impact on the price of electricity in Illinois, and the fate of its three nuclear plants in Clinton, Byron and Quad Cities, which are losing money.


UC2B's Mike Smeltzer speaks at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Urbana to launch ITV-3's high-speed broadband service in Champaign-Urbana.
(Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
May 09, 2015

High Speed Broadband Service Expanding in C-U

ITV-3 held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the debut of its residential and small buisness broadband service in Champaign-Urbana. Meanwhile, Comcast is also expanding its C-U broadband service.


Abraham Lincoln
(Wikimedia Commons)
April 29, 2015

Tweeting Lincoln’s Assassination

Students at the University of Illinois Springfield began "live-tweeting" on April 14 - the date that that Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theater back in 1865. They've continued, tweeting in real time -- 150 years after the fact -- about the pursuit of John Wilkes Booth, and the funeral cortege from Washington, D.C. to Springfield.


a license plate scanner on top of a police car.
Garrett Brnger for Illinois Public Radio
April 25, 2015

Data Trackers: License Plate Scanning Technology Raises Privacy Questions

Automatic license plate readers, like many technologies available to law enforcement, offer power that police praise and civil rights advocates consider warily. ALPRs, as they’re known, can scan and record thousands of license plates every hour. 


April 02, 2015

Living With Cancer In Central Illinois: Strategic Treatment

“Strategic Treatment” follows doctors and patients during innovative procedures and treatment plans being used at UnityPoint Methodist Medical Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Carle Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital of Illinois.


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