Will Glazik with some wheat the family grows on their farm near Paxton, IL on Friday, April 13, 2018.
Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
June 17, 2018

Organic Crops Lucrative, Challenging For U.S. Farmers

Despite a steady increase in demand for organic products among consumers, U.S. crop growers have been reluctant to make the switch from conventional crops, even if it could mean higher profits for farmers struggling with low commodity prices.


The microscopic parasite Cyclosporia cayetanensis, which causes Cyclosporiasis.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
June 17, 2018

Del Monte Recalls Vegetable Trays Sold In Illinois

Del Monte is recalling 28 oz. vegetable trays sold in Illinois, because of suspicion they are associated with outbreaks of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by a microscopic parasite.


Darrell Hoemann for Illinois Newsroom
June 15, 2018

Trauma And Our Kids: A Community Conversation

On the 21st: Earlier this week, we hosted a conversation in front of a live audience at Riggs Brewery in Urbana. We focused on the issue of trauma—what it is, how it's affecting kids, and what all members of the community should do about it. Today, we're bringing you that conversation in a special hourlong broadcast.


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