October 26, 2017

Hackers Attack LA, Boston, And…Crab Orchard?

Derek Hutchins is the superintendent of Crab Orchard Schools. It's a district of only 530 students, east of the town of Marion, in southern Illinois.

Dicamba resistant soybeans in rural McLean County on August 7.

Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

October 26, 2017

Pesticide Applicators Report Drift Issues With Dicamba

More than 100 Illinois pesticide retailers reported the weed killer dicamba drifted and damaged soybeans even when it was sprayed in good conditions, according to a recent industry survey.

Flickr/Black.Doll/(CC BY 2.0)

October 26, 2017

Illinois’s Haunted Places; Polsky Center Expands; Teaching Religion In Public Schools

On the 21st: We revisit our conversation about the history behind some of our state's haunted places, and rebroadcast our interview about how teaching religion in public schools is more important than ever in our current political climate. But first, the University of Chicago's John Flavin tells us about a partnership with the University of Illinois that will erect a 280,000 square foot facility on the city's South Side.

Inside Out Project workers paste photos to the exterior wall of the University of Illinois.

Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media

October 25, 2017

Inside Out Project Invites Public To Be Photographed For A Cause

The front wall of the University YMCA building, adjacent to the University of Illinois campus in Champaign was plastered with photographs Wednesday. The 3-foot-by-5-foot poster-size portraits were made in a mobile photo-booth, featuring people passing by who wanted to show their support for the DREAM Act, a bill in Congress to help young people who are in the country illegally. .

doors of the statehouse in springfield

Christine Herman/WILL

October 25, 2017

#MeToo In Illinois Government; New CPR App ‘PulsePoint’

On the 21st: Women in politics have been sharing their stories about sexual harassment in the statehouse. We talked with two women who have been speaking out about this, in addition to state lawmakers about what should be done. Plus, a new app tries to save lives by alerting people if someone close by needs CPR.

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