In this June, 28, 2012 photo, hog farmer Robert Young, 68, walks past his hog barn while tending to his livestock on his family farm in Buckhart, Ill.
M. Spencer Green/AP
November 16, 2017

CAFO Reporting Rule May Take Effect

Large livestock farms may have to start reporting high levels of two types of emissions as of Wednesday. But the Environmental Protection Agency wanted a last-minute delay of a federal rule it’s been trying to modify for years.


Illinois Holocaust Museum
October 27, 2017

Survivors as Holograms at the Illinois Holocaust Museum; Halloween for Pets

On the 21st: The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie open its doors to the “Take A Stand Center” on Sunday. The new exhibition includes 3-D technology that shares the stories of brave survivors like Fritzie Fritzshall as holograms. Plus, as the Halloween holiday approaches, we’ve got a unique take on celebrations - for your pets.


Mattoon Community School District 2.
Mattoon Community School District 2.
September 21, 2017

Shooting At Mattoon High School; Kultura Festival; Shawnee’s Snake Road; Cubs Corn Maze

On the 21st: We got the latest on the situation at Mattoon High School, where a student opened fire yesterday, injuring another student. Plus, a Filipino food and arts festival in Chicago will showcase Filipino chefs from the Midwest. We also learned about efforts to protect endangered snakes at Shawnee National Forest and take a visit to a corn maze celebrating the Chicago Cubs.


Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner
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August 31, 2017

State Senators Discuss School Funding Bill; Jaggery; Baby Pigs And The Microbiome

On the 21st: We discussed Illinois' school funding bill with two of its chief sponsors: Republican State Sen. Jason Barickman and Democratic State Sen. Kimberly Lightford. Plus, we spoke to the editor-in-chief of the online literary journal Jaggery and talked to two University of Illinois researchers about what their work studying baby pigs means for our understanding of the human microbiome.


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