A tractor in a corn field during harvest time.
Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
September 07, 2017

Crop Insurance; Teaching Science Through Bad Examples; Faster Trains; Climate Change And Flooding

On the 21st: How farmers use the federal crop insurance program to stay in business. Plus, University of Illinois entomologist May Berenbaum explained how even "bad science" from movies could be used to teach valuable lessons, and DePaul University's Joseph Schwieterman discussed new passenger trains that could slash commuting times. Also: a look at climate change, flooding and other severe weather.


Jose Luis Magana/AP
September 06, 2017

Updates On DACA; Books For Children Coping With Natural Disasters; Building A Bionic Hand

On the 21st: On Tuesday, The Trump administration decided to end DACA in six months. We found out what that would mean for Illinois families by speaking to a University of Illinois senior and a Chicago immigration attorney. Plus, we talked to experts about helping children cope with natural disasters and also learned about an Illinois company building an affordable bionic hand for amputees. 


Satellite image of Hurricane Irma.
NOAA/AP
September 06, 2017

Here’s What You Need To Know About Hurricane Irma

Irma has quickly become one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricanes ever recorded, with wind speeds of 185 miles per hour. As this monster churns through the Caribbean and heads toward Florida, here's the lowdown.


An entrance to SIU-Carbondale.
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
September 06, 2017

SIU-Carbondale Enrollment Drops Nearly 9 Percent

Fall enrollment at SIU-Carbondale dropped by over 14-hundred students, a decline of nearly nine percent from last fall. Carbondale's 2017 fall enrollment stands at 14,554.


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