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March 22, 2016 - News Local/State

DACC Trustees To Consider Tuition Hike

DACC trustees will consider a proposed tuition increase of $10 per credit hour, expected to generate about $400,000 in additional revenue next year.


Blown out windows of Zaventem airport in Brussels, Belgium, after a deadly attack.

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March 22, 2016 - News Local/State

Terrorist Bombing Strikes Brussels Airport: What We Know

The Associated Press reports that the Islamic State group claimed responsibiltiy for attacks at the international airport and a subway station in the Belgian city of Brussells has left at least 30 people dead and at least 150 wounded. A Belgian federal prosecutor says one of the terror attacks was probably the work of a suicide bomber. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says authorities are worried there will be more attacks.


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack, and Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon in Havana, Cuba

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March 21, 2016 - News Local/State

Industry, Agriculture Leaders Support Lifting Trade Embargo With Cuba

Ted Mottaz of the Illinois Corn Growers Association Board and Marcos Sallowicz, the director for Latin America with Caterpillar, are among those saying the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba should be lifted. Both have made recent visits to the country, and appeared as guests on WILL's The 21st on Monday.


Lynn Rohrscheib inspects her soybean fields.

Courtesy of Lynn Rohrscheib

March 21, 2016 - The 21st Show

The 21st: Trade With Cuba, & STEM Education

Before the embargo - U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba were worth about $600 million a year - in today’s prices.  Others estimate Cuba is a $1.2 billion market for agricultural exports if the embargo and other trade barriers are lifted. Today on The 21st we explored what an open Cuba would mean for Illinois. Also, how a team of Illinois State University researchers and a turtle are changing STEM education. 


A bee gathers nectar from a flower, while also pollinating it.

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March 21, 2016 - News Local/State

What Illinois Legislators Are Considering To Save Bees

A bill banning a category of insecticides known as neonicotinoids or neonics has been filed in Springfield, with the aim of protecting pollinating insects that crops and flowers depends on.


Dan Linn with Phoenix Botanial addresses a group Sunday in a public forum at the Champaign Public Library.

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March 20, 2016 - News Local/State

Medical Marijuana Site Nearing Completion

Phoenix Botanical, Champaign County's first medical marijuana dispensary, expects to start business in early April.  Dan Linn, the company's General Manager and National Policy Director, addressed about 50 people on the future of the state's pilot program at a public forum Sunday. 


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