Cover crops emerge early on fields and help keep soil and nutrients in place.

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April 19, 2019 - News Local/State

Farmers Using More Conservation Techniques Despite Lower Enrollment In Federal Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recently released 2017 Census of Agriculture data show the amount of land in the largest federal conservation programs has decreased nationwide and in many Midwest and Plains states. But that doesn’t mean farmers are ignoring soil health, nutrient runoff or erosion problems.

Joe Petry

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April 18, 2019 - News Local/State

U Of I Professor Under Investigation, Placed On Leave

Joe Petry, a clinical professor of economics who once ran for mayor of Champaign, has been placed on administrative leave by the University of Illinois, pending results of an investigation.

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April 18, 2019 - News Local/State

Fire Temporarily Closes Illini Union Basement

An electrical fire occurred Thursday morning at the Einstein Bros. Bagels located in the basement of the 78-year-old Illini Union building on the University of Illinois campus.

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April 18, 2019 - The 21st Show

AG Kwame Raoul; Measles Vaccinations & CHIP; Medicaid Covering Gender Reassignment; Passover Seders

State Attorney General Kwame Raoul joins us to talk about an ongoing legal dispute with a Central Illinois bus company, and more. Plus, since 2016, it’s been too expensive to vaccinate every single child on CHIP. Now, physicians in Illinois are concerned about a possible measles outbreak in our state if things don’t change. Also, Illinois Medicaid will start to cover gender reassignment surgery as early as this summer. And, tomorrow night marks the beginning of Passover and Jewish people across Illinois join the world in celebrating. We’ll talk about how people are creating their own modern day traditions around Seders.

Relief sculpture of William W. Grainger.

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April 18, 2019 - News Local/State

Engineering School To Be 2nd U Of I College Named For Benefactor

The University of Illinois College of Engineering is on track to be renamed the Grainger College of Engineering next month, as it receives a $100 million gift from the Grainger Foundation.  The university’s board of trustees is expected to vote on the name change at its May 16 meeting in Springfield.

In addition to investigating Russian attacks on the 2016 presidential election, special counsel Robert Mueller also was tasked with looking into "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation."

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April 18, 2019 - News Local/State

READ: The Mueller Report, With Redactions

Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Congress and the public.

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