June 29, 2013 - News Local/State

Indiana Hospitals Anxiously Await Medicaid Ruling

Indiana hospitals that agreed to give up $155 billion in government payments in exchange for more money for a Medicaid expansion are anxiously waiting to see whether the federal government will let Indiana use its Healthy Indiana Plan for that expansion.

June 29, 2013 - News Local/State

Pekin Looks Forward To Pipeline’s Economic Boost

Officials in Pekin say an oil pipeline that will travel through the community on its way from Flanagan to Cushing, Okla., will bring 600 workers to town over the next few years.


(Jeff Roberson /AP)

June 28, 2013 - News Local/State

Avocado-Fed Pork? Why Animal Feed Is Going Gourmet

Peanuts, flax, sprouts and avocados: It's not the menu at a health food deli, but the menu inside some barns. What's more, many farmers experimenting with these gourmet feeds are growing the ingredients themselves.

June 28, 2013 - News Local/State

Decatur Filmmaker Seeks Extras For Short Film

There is a demonstration scheduled for Sunday, June 30, outside the Macon County Courthouse in Decatur. But it is not for a cause, but rather a movie.

Aaron Ammons at the Speak Cafe

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

June 28, 2013 - News Local/State

Neighbors: Aaron Ammons

Illinois Public Media’s "Neighbors" series is designed to introduce us all to our neighbors here in east central Illinois. If you have an interesting neighbor you think we should know about, tell us – you can e-mail us at willnewsroom@illinois.edu.

senators after immigration vote

(Susan Walsh/AP)

June 27, 2013 - News Local/State

US Senate Passes Immigration Bill, Now Heads To House

Efforts by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and seven other members of the Senate were successful on Thursday in passing immigration reform out of their chamber.

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