This map of the New Madrid and Wabash Valley seismic zones shows earthquakes as circles. Red circles indicate earthquakes that occurred from 1974 to 2002 with magnitudes larger than 2.5. Green circles denote earthquakes that occurred prior
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.


Brad Sweeney, who was fired as Decatur's Police Chief Thursday.
City of Decatur
February 04, 2016

Decatur Fires Police Chief But Doesn’t Say Why

The city issued a press release Thursday stating that Brad Sweeney, who's been chief since January 2015, has been fired, but City Manager Tim Gleason said he wouldn't provide further comment because this is a personnel matter.  Deputy Chief James Getz was named interim police chief.


Pens to Lens logo
Champaign-Urbana Film Society
February 04, 2016

Pens To Lens Accepting Screenplay Entries

The annual Pens to Lens screenwriting competition is accepting entries from area K-12 students from now through February 29.  Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline spoke with two members of the C-U Film Society board, AJ Christensen and WILL-TV's Tim Meyers about this year's event.


Malcolm Hill shoots free throws.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
February 04, 2016

Illini Men Outlast Rutgers

It took three overtimes, but the Illinois men's basketball team survived Rutgers for a Big Ten road win.


A judge's gavel.
WUIS
February 03, 2016

Illinois Issues: What Are Consent Decrees?

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants to get the state out of legal agreements called consent decrees. The deals are a big part of the reason the government is still operating without a budget; they also impact the lives of thousands of Illinois residents. But unless you are affected by one, you've probably never heard of them.


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