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Second area code will be added to the 309 in Illinois

Portions of central and northern Illinois, including McLean County, will get a new second area code by late next year or early 2023.

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The Western Illinois University Department of Broadcasting and Journalism launched an online news aggregator this fall. It's called "The Proxy Report." 

Courtesy of The Food Bank Of Iowa

Clogged supply chains and budget-busting food prices have food banks scrambling to stock pantry shelves.

New research shows just how effective a simple cloth mask is in reducing airborne particles.

Illinois Department of Transportation

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDoT) has revised the preferred route for an expanded Highway 34 from Gulfport to Biggsville.

Judge says Iowa cannot ban Medicaid coverage of transition-related surgery

Nov 23, 2021
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An Iowa judge has ruled the state can no longer ban Medicaid coverage of transgender Iowans' medically necessary gender-affirming surgeries.

Rich Egger

A fire at 732 ½ West Carroll Street heavily damaged a home. Authorities were called to the scene on Tuesday at 6:45 a.m.

An article in Columbia Journalism Review focuses raises the issue of whether journalists should always strive to present multiple views of a story. 

Corporate money keeps university ag schools 'relevant,' and makes them targets of donor criticism

Nov 22, 2021
Crysta Henthorne/KCUR

Large donors can put universities in potentially awkward positions when faculty conclusions conflict with the interests of those benefactors. Data collected by Harvest Public Media and Investigate Midwest show corporations have given at least $170 million to ag colleges in the past decade.

Darrell Hoemann/Investigate Midwest

In 2013, mammoth U.S. investment company TIAA-CREF gave $5 million to the University of Illinois — to study an area of investment where the company has made a sometimes controversial name for itself.

Katie Peikes/Harvest Public Media

Iowa State University had its eye on building its own feed mill.

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Courtesy of The Food Bank Of Iowa

Clogged supply chains and budget-busting food prices have food banks scrambling to stock pantry shelves.

Corporate money keeps university ag schools 'relevant,' and makes them targets of donor criticism

Nov 22, 2021
Crysta Henthorne/KCUR

Large donors can put universities in potentially awkward positions when faculty conclusions conflict with the interests of those benefactors. Data collected by Harvest Public Media and Investigate Midwest show corporations have given at least $170 million to ag colleges in the past decade.

Darrell Hoemann/Investigate Midwest

In 2013, mammoth U.S. investment company TIAA-CREF gave $5 million to the University of Illinois — to study an area of investment where the company has made a sometimes controversial name for itself.

Katie Peikes/Harvest Public Media

Iowa State University had its eye on building its own feed mill.

The number of electric car drivers is growing in the Midwest, now chargers need to keep up

Nov 15, 2021
Elizabeth Rembert/Harvest Public Media

Keeping an electric vehicle charged can be a challenge. Even for the editor-in-chief of a website focused on electric vehicles.

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