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ISU Sets Annual Fundraising Record of $19.5 Million

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:30:24 CDT

By: Willis Kern
Illinois State University has completed its highest fundraising fiscal year ever, with $19.5 million earmarked over the past 12 months. Erin Minne, executive director of the ISU Foundation, says there were two gifts from alumni in excess of a million dollars each.

The Local Fight Against Global Climate Change

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:30:02 CDT

By: Mike McCurdy
The Ecology Action Center released the community's first Greenhouse Gas Inventory report today. The EAC's Michael Brown joined WGLT's Mike McCurdy during Sound Ideas to talk about climate change, the report and what to do with it. Brown also fielded listener questions about the report.

Lawyer for Summit IL Says Clinton Landfill Safe For PCB Disposal

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:54:44 CDT

An attorney for the Chicago suburb hoping to place PCB's at the Clinton Landfill says efforts to stop them are based on "fear mongering." Environmental law attorney Jeffrey Jeep has spent a decade working with the Village of Summit, the site of a former auto shredder that contains...

Gov Offers Unspecified Help To Undocumented Child Refugees

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:17:46 CDT

The US Department of Health and Human Services says 305 unaccompanied children caught at the U.S.-Mexico border were placed with Illinois sponsors as of about two weeks ago, but Republican US Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois says hundreds more were at shelters.

Student Discovery At Cahokia Mounds Termed "Significant"

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:41:34 CDT

By: AP
Experts say student archaeologists excavating the Cahokia Mounds in southern Illinois have made an interesting find. The students found a bundle of whelk shells and bird bones tied together.

Farm Income Drops

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:32:47 CDT

By: AP
A University of Illinois economist says farmers who rent land will probably need to renegotiate what they pay after watching corn and soybean prices fall. Economist Gary Schnitkey says farmers' profits this year and next will be "considerably below" the levels of the past few years.

Grand Theater Gets Upgrade

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:32:16 CDT

By: AP
The old Grand Theatre in Du Quoin is about to get a technological face lift. Richie Baker owns the theater in the southwest Illinois town. He tells The Southern Illinoisan that two new digital projectors are on the way at a cost of $70,000. They should be up and running in mid-August.

Survey Examines Farmer Market Prices

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:31:45 CDT

By: AP
The University of Illinois Extension Service is now regularly surveying prices at farmers markets around the state. The surveys of 11 farmers markets around Illinois are being conducted as part of a three-state effort that includes Kentucky and Tennessee.

Gov Candidates Fast And Lose With Budget Numbers

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:31:14 CDT

By: AP
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and his Republican rival Bruce Rauner have been ridiculing each other's budget plans, but a closer look shows both sides are playing a little fast and loose with the numbers.

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