In central Nebraska, a combine unloads harvested corn into a truck. For many farmers, the cost of growing a field of corn remains higher than the amount they can make from it.

Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media

November 30, 2017 - News Local/State

Farm Income Rising, But Not Everywhere

The farm economy is showing some stability, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says, but the upswing doesn’t extend to all agricultural sectors.


An employee tends to brewing equipment at the Riggs Brewing Company in Urbana.

Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media

November 29, 2017 - News Local/State

Urbana Brewpub Prepares To Go Solar

Solar panels power some homes in central Illinois, and supplement the electricity for other buildings and facilities. Now, a brewery and taproom in Urbana plans to make solar panels its primary source of electricity.


Dr. Jay Joshi's patients use telemedicine to compliment patients' opioid addiction treatment.

Emily Forman/Side Effects Public Media

November 29, 2017 - News Local/State

Doctors Say Telemedicine Can’t Replace In Person Addiction Care

When President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency in late October, it triggered a regulatory change intended to make it easier for people to get care in places with provider shortages. This declaration allows for the prescribing  of addiction medicine virtually, without doctors ever seeing the patient in person.


Wake Forest guard Bryant Crawford squares up for a three-pointer while Illini freshman Mark Smith defends in Illinois' 80-73 loss on Tuesday.

Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media

November 29, 2017 - News Local/State

Wake Forest Hands Illini Men First Loss 80-73

The Illini men's basketball team lost for the first time this season Tuesday night to Wake Forest 80-73 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


M. Spencer Green/AP

November 28, 2017 - The 21st Show

State And Local Candidates Make It Official; Understanding Net Neutrality; The Bears’ Bad Season

On The 21st: People hoping to win state and local elections next year started making it official yesterday at the State Board of Elections. Plus, we'll take a deep dive into understanding the Obama-era net neutrality regulations that the current FCC might scrap. And, how the Chicago Bears are dealing with a season in which they're about as bad as expected.


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