Thad Cochran

(Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

June 25, 2014

Sen. Thad Cochran Beats Back Tea Party Challenge

Veteran Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran squeaked by challenger Chris McDaniel Tuesday in a bitterly contested Republican runoff that likely represented the Tea Party's best remaining chance to take down a longtime incumbent.


George Czapar

(Sean Powers/WILL)

June 25, 2014

After 100 Years, University Of Illinois Extension Continues To Evolve

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the University of Illinois Extension. The extension began in 1914 when Congress passed the Smith-Lever Act that established extension services at the nation’s land-grant universities.

A big part of the Extension’s focus has been on agricultural outreach and support. There were also extension programs on home economics and food preservation that were designed to help rural families. However, the U of I Extension has shifted its focus over the last century to meet the needs of a diverse population. 

Illinois Public Media’s Sean Powers recently talked about some of those changes with U of I Extension Director George Czapar.


June 24, 2014

Judge: No-Fly List Violated Constitutional Rights

A federal judge has ruled the U.S. government violated the rights of 13 people on its no-fly list by depriving them of their constitutional right to travel, and gave them no adequate way to challenge their placement on the list.


June 24, 2014

Tornado Damages 3 Homes Near Indianapolis

Authorities say a tornado near Indianapolis has damaged at least three homes. National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Ran says the tornado struck Tuesday afternoon just southwest of Indianapolis but was no longer on the ground.


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