Illinois' Lere Oladipo celebrates after a sack with teammate Owen Carney during the Illini's 42-3 win over Akron.

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August 31, 2019 - News Local/State

Illinois Crushes Akron 42-3 In Home Opener

In his Illinois debut on Saturday, quarterback Brandon Peters showed more than 30,000 Illini fans that he can pass and run and do both pretty well.


Darrel Hoemann/The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

August 31, 2019 - News Local/State

Despite Federal, State Efforts, Dicamba Complaints Continue

Since 2017, farmers have sprayed an increasing amount of the weed killer, called dicamba, on soybean and cotton crops genetically engineered by agribusiness company Monsanto to withstand being sprayed by the herbicide. But each year, dicamba has drifted off-target and damaged millions of acres of non-resistant soybeans, specialty crops and other plants.

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus

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August 30, 2019 - News Local/State

Shimkus Says He Won’t Seek Reelection To Congress

Illinois Republican John Shimkus, who was first elected to Congress in 1996, announced Friday that his current term will be his last.

Robin Linn/Illinois Public Media

August 29, 2019 - News Local/State

ENCORE: Live from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; Illinois’ Bicentennial Beer; Music from ‘The Dulcimer Guy’

Illinois is more than 200 years old. And today we’re revisiting our live show from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. We’ve got music from the era with Mike Anderson - who calls himself ‘The Dulcimer Guy.’ We talk with kids who won a statewide art contest for Illinois. And find out what the official beer of the Illinois Bicentennial tastes like. 

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August 29, 2019 - The 21st Show

Our Show From The Lincoln Museum: Historical Artifacts, Music And An Art Contest

We're sharing a special rebroadcast of our hourlong show from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. First, we talked with the museum's executive director about how they're celebrating Illinois' Bicentennial. Also, we learned more about the official bicentennial beer from Hand of Fate Brewing Company and heard music from the "Dulcimer Guy," Mike Anderson. Plus, we talk with the some of the participants in the museum's art contest. 

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