fathead minnow fish
Wikimedia/Rankin1958
May 16, 2016

Drugs In The Water; Monarch Migration; Political Roundup

On The 21st: Scientists have found eggs in male fish in the Des Plaines river, and researchers suspect the culprit is pharmaceuticals and other chemicals in the water. What does that mean for fish, and for us? Plus, we learn about the migration of monarch butterflies from Mexico to Canda, and get a preview of what we can expect from lawmakers in Springfield this week.


Police mug shots of Dracy Pendelton, wanted for the attempted murder of a Mahomet police officer.
Illinois State Police
May 15, 2016

Pendleton Found Dead After Shootout With Police

Illinois State Police say Pendleton, of Bellflower, was found dead after a shootout in southern Illinois, in which an FBI SWAT team member was wounded. Pendleton had been wanted for shooting and wounding a police officer in Mahomet.


RACES Executive Director Mary Evans addresses reporters outside her agency's Urbana office Thursday.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
May 12, 2016

Rape Crisis Center Reducing Operations To 24-Hour Hotline

Urbana-based RACES, or Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services, says the 11-month budget impasse has forced the agency to cut services like one-on-one counseling, and medical advocacy.  A part-time employee, funded by the local United Way, will help maintain the agency's 24-hour crisis hotline. 


Bandwagon logo.
Jim Kelly for Illinois Public Media
May 12, 2016

The Bandwagon - Episode Fourteen

Brian, Lisa, and John are back with another episode of The Bandwagon. They discuss some stories that have grabbed their attention from social media, including Tom Brady's weird nutrition book, a new school for former Illini women's basketball player Chatrice White, and the most common Homecoming opponent for Big Ten schools (hint, they're coached by Lovie Smith). Plus, some discussion of the Leicester City Foxes and Chicago Cubs. Come on aboard!


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