A worker turns a valve at an underground gas storage facility near Striy on Wednesday. Russia has said state-controlled exporter Gazprom will supply China with natural gas via a Siberian pipeline beginning in 2018.
(Gleb Garanich/Reuters/Landov)
May 21, 2014

Russia, China Secure Nearly Half-Trillion-Dollar Gas Deal

In an agreement reminiscent of the early days of the Cold War, Russia has agreed to supply China with hundreds of billions of dollars worth of natural gas via a pipeline from Siberia pipeline to begin pumping in four years.


NPR Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
(Stephen Voss /NPR)
May 20, 2014

NPR To End ‘Tell Me More,’ Eliminate 28 Positions

NPR announced Tuesday that it would cease broadcast of the weekday program Tell Me More on Aug. 1 and eliminate 28 positions as part of a larger effort to end the company's persistent budget deficits. Tell Me More airs weekday mornings at 10 AM on WILL AM 580.


May 20, 2014

IHSA Defends Itself Before Illinois House Panel

The organization that coordinates Illinois high school sports and activities was under scrutiny Tuesday in Springfield. Lawmakers want the Illinois High School Association to be more transparent ... but the not-for-profit group is pushing back.


Deer tick.
(AP Photo/ Victoria Arocho, File)
May 20, 2014

Ticks Increase In Central Illinois, Concerns Over Lyme Disease

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District recently posted signs in area forest preserves and park districts warning people about ticks. As temperatures rise, there are more of them. One tick that we’re seeing more of carries Lyme disease. 


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