Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford

(Brian Mackey/IPR)

June 02, 2013

Rutherford Makes Gubernatorial Run Official

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says it won't be easy for a Republican to be elected governor. But he believes he has the best shot because he's already won a statewide election.


March 01, 2013

EIU Approves Lowest Tuition Hike Since 1993

Tuition is going up this fall at Eastern Illinois University. But university officials say it’s the lowest increase for the school at Charleston in years.


Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

February 19, 2013

Jesse Jackson Jr., Wife to Appear in Federal Court

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, will appear in federal court Wednesday to answer criminal charges in an alleged scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.


October 05, 2012

Impact of Climate Change on Farming

For Midwest farmers, this summer was brutal. In McLean County, soybean and corn crops struggled to survive through short, rare rains while dairy cows and livestock endured intense heat. By June, the drought covered more than half the United States.


Carl Marion of Athens, Ill., pumps water from his 2,000 gallon water tank

Seth Perlman/The Associated Press

August 15, 2012

Well Users Find Faucets Running Dry

After months of record-breaking heat and drought, many rural Americans who rely on wells for water are getting an unwelcome surprise when they turn on their faucets: The tap has run dry.


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