Ryan Denham/WGLT

November 28, 2018

Rivian At The LA Auto Show; Technology In The Classroom; Midwest Climate Change

On the 21st: Bloomington-Normal residents have wondered what Rivian will do ever since the company first moved to the area. And recently, the startup unveiled their plans to make electric pickup trucks. We’ll learn more about that and the state of the auto industry in the Midwest. Plus, students of all ages are using more technology in the classrooms than ever before, whether it’s laptops, tablets, or other devices. So how do teachers make sure that technology is helpful instead of distracting? But first, we’ll sit down with state climatologist Jim Angel to talk climate change in Illinois.


Tristan Johnson, owner of Wireless Data Net, shows where his system links into the fiber at Blue Ridge High School in Farmer City, Illinois, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Wireless Data Net is based out of Saybrook, Illinois, and serves just under 1,

Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

November 26, 2018

USDA’s Rural Broadband Plan Met With Citizen Criticism And Concerns

Slow speeds, bad coverage and expensive service. These are just some of the concerns contained in nearly 300 public comments on Rural Broadband Pilot Program proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a review by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting found.


AP/Josh Reynolds

November 21, 2018

Holiday Retail Check-in; Coming Together Over Interfaith Thanksgiving; Tech Support for the Holidays

On the 21st: Tomorrow, many of us will be celebrating Thanksgiving with our families, but it can also be a time to come together across different faiths. And, with lots of generations gathered together under one roof how can you help those who aren’t as tech savvy? But first, with Black Friday fast approaching and Christmas around the corner, it’s the time of the year when people shop... A lot. But how's retail actually doing in many places? We checked in on how holiday retail is doing.


KCD Lower School Computer Lab (CC BY-NC 2.0)

October 16, 2018

More Illinois Schools Have Access To High-Speed Internet, But Some Still Suffer Without It

Access to high-speed internet stops about seven miles east of both Nippersink School District 2 and Richmond-Burton Community High School District 157, according to Tom Lind. He’s the superintendent of both districts, located near the border of Wisconsin —  about 70 miles northwest of Chicago.


US Voting graphic

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September 12, 2018

Illinois Board Of Elections Strengthens Cyber Security

The Illinois State Board of Elections plans to help all 108 local election authorities across the state strengthen their cyber security practices. The effort comes after the state election authority was hacked by Russian intelligence officials in 2016. 


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