Carle Foundation Hospital’s exemption from property taxes is in question after an Illinois appellate court ruling earlier this week found a 2012 state law setting tax exemptions for charitable care to be unconstitutional.
Recent news stories have noted that those enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, have a higher rate of obesity than the general population. Does that mean the program causes obesity?
Author David Quammen is speaking on the University of Illinois campus. Quammen is the author of the award-winning book “Spillover” about the spread of viruses such as H-I-V and Ebola from animals to humans.
Anastacia Marx de Salcedo talks about her new book Combat Ready Kitchen. The book looks at how military research has made its way into the commercial food industry and nearly everything you find in the grocery store.
Alan Guebert has written a syndicated newspaper column about agriculture for about 20 years. Several of those columns have recounted what life was like on the “Southern Illinois dairy farm of his youth” – near St. Louis – and the beloved great uncle who came to “help.” At his daughter’s suggestion, the two of them have gathered those stories into a book, The Land of Milk And Uncle Honey.
Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love On Her Arms, which helps people with depression, substance abuse, and self-injury. He has released a new book, If You Feel Too Much, and will be speaking in Chicago on June 8th. He talked with us about his non-profit, the movie based off his original short story, and more.