Louis Nelms with a white oak tree that may have been damaged by herbicide drift in rural Atlanta, Ill. on September 30.
Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
October 11, 2017

Complaints Surge About Weed Killer Dicamba’s Damage To Oak Trees

As soybean and cotton farmers across the Midwest and South continue to see their crops ravaged from the weed killer dicamba, new complaints have pointed to the herbicide as a factor in widespread damage to oak trees.


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October 05, 2017

Illinois Department of Transportation Patronage Hiring; Childcare At Co-Working Spaces

On this encore edition of The 21st: How top Democrats helped friends and relatives land jobs at the Illinois Department of Transportation during the administration of former Gov. Pat Quinn. Then, the challenges entrepreneurs face when it comes to balancing careers and kids - and how co-working spaces that provide childcare might offer some more flexibility.


Governor Rauner
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September 19, 2017

Gov. Rauner On Trade Mission To China, Japan; Blue Cross Leaving Obamacare Exchange For Small Biz

On the 21st: Governor Rauner joined us to discuss his eight-day visit to China and Japan aimed at boosting Illinois business. We also heard from business leaders about what they’re hoping to see happen regarding international trade. Plus, we discussed the news that Illinois' largest health insurer is leaving the Obamacare exchange designed for small businesses.


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