drones
(Oklahoma State University, Jamey Jacob/AP)
December 30, 2013

FAA Rejects Ohio, Indiana Bid For Drone Test Site

The Federal Aviation Administration has rejected Ohio and Indiana's joint bid to become one of the agency's six drone test sites. 


Families board the Polar Express on Dec. 6, 2013 in Monticello, Ill.
(Sean Powers/WILL)
December 12, 2013

Polar Express Rolls Into Monticello

At train stations from Rhode Island to Illinois to Oregon, children line up this month for one of the most important journeys of the year….on the Polar Express. Illinois Public Media’s Sean Powers recently took the trip in the central Illinois town of Monticello, where he was greeted with hot chocolate, plenty of music and dancing, and of course a visit from old Saint Nick.


October 10, 2013

Amtrak Service Shutdown Averted

Illinois has reached a deal with Amtrak to keep its trains running in the state, which prevents a threatened shutdown of service next week.


October 08, 2013

Illinois Prepares For Immigrant Drivers Licenses

Undocumented immigrants in Illinois will soon be able to obtain a driver’s license, and one of the roughly two-dozen places where they will be able to do that in the state is in Champaign.


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