WUIS http://news.stlpublicradio.org en One Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Made More Than $53 Million In 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/one-illinois-gubernatorial-candidate-made-more-53-million-2012 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em>Reporting from WUIS' Brian Mackey</em></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">One of the Republicans running for Illinois governor had a very good year in 2012. Bruce Rauner released his tax returns Monday, and says he made more than $53 million.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:20:11 +0000 WUIS 31726 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org One Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Made More Than $53 Million In 2012 Report: 'Significant Portion' Of Extreme Weather Crop Losses Avoidable, But Some Farmers Aren't Sold http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-significant-portion-extreme-weather-crop-losses-avoidable-some-farmers-arent-sold <p><em>Reporting from&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Harvest Public Media’s Bill Wheelhouse.</span></em></p><p>Farmers across the country received more than $17 billion in federal crop insurance payouts after last year’s drought. A <a href="http://www.nrdc.org/media/2013/130827.asp?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NRDCPressReleases+%28NRDC+Press+Releases%29">report released Tuesday</a> by an environmental group blames farmers for not doing enough to shield the soil against the heat.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:59:34 +0000 WUIS 29431 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: 'Significant Portion' Of Extreme Weather Crop Losses Avoidable, But Some Farmers Aren't Sold Quinn vetoes gambling bill, says it included 'loopholes for mobsters' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-vetoes-gambling-bill-says-it-included-loopholes-mobsters <p><em>Will be updated. Reporting from WUIS' Rachel Otwell used in this story.</em></p><p><strong>Updated 12:37 p.m.</strong> <em>with reaction from Fairmount Park Race Track official</em></p><p><strong>Updated 11:01 a.m.</strong> <em>with additional comments from Illinois lawmakers and stakeholders.</em></p><p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has vetoed <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=1849&amp;GAID=11&amp;GA=97&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegID=57922&amp;SessionID=84">a gambling bill</a> on the grounds that it fell "well short of the standards of the people of Illinois."</p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:47:42 +0000 Kelsey Proud, Maria Altman & WUIS 4425 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn vetoes gambling bill, says it included 'loopholes for mobsters' Morning headlines- Thursday, August 2, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-august-2-2012 <p><strong>Jobless rate drops below 8 percent in St. Louis</strong></p><p>The jobless rate in metropolitan St. Louis is going down, and has dipped below 8 percent for the first time in more than three years.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:20:57 +0000 Sydney Miller, The Associated Press, WUIS & Illinois Public Radio 4236 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines- Thursday, August 2, 2012 Morning headlines- Thursday, July 26, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-july-26-2012 <p><strong>Ill. parents reminded about back-to-school vaccines</strong></p><p>Illinois health and education officials are reminding parents to update their children&#39;s immunizations before they head back to school.</p><p>New Illinois Department of Public Health rules require students entering sixth and ninth grades this year to show proof of receiving the Tdap vaccine. That&#39;s a booster shot against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:08:28 +0000 WUIS, The Associated Press & KRCU 4188 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines- Thursday, July 26, 2012 Morning headlines: Thursday, July 19, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-july-19-2012 <p><strong>Building in Midtown fire up to code, fire chief says</strong></p><p>City fire officials say <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/five-alarm-fire-midtown-apartment-building">a Tuesday night blaze </a>that left an apartment building near Saint Louis University completely uninhabitable does not appear to be suspicious.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:59:31 +0000 WUIS & Rachel Lippmann 4141 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, July 19, 2012 How bad do you have to drive to get stopped for a DUI check? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-poorly-do-you-have-drive-get-stopped-dui-check <p><em>Reporting from WUIS&#39; Rachel&nbsp;Otwell used in this report.</em></p><p>The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on just how bad one has to drive before police are justified in stopping to check for Driving Under the Influence, or DUI.</p><p>Dennis Hackett was driving in Joliet when his car twice crossed &quot;slightly&quot; into another lane. A sheriff&#39;s deputy saw it, followed the driver for a while and eventually pulled him over.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:03:52 +0000 WUIS 3259 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How bad do you have to drive to get stopped for a DUI check? Illinois legislators debate four-year math requirement for high school students http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-legislators-debate-four-year-math-requirement-high-school-students <p><em>Reporting from Rachel Otwell of WUIS used in this report. </em></p><p>Illinois state legislators are pushing to tack on a year of math for high school students. But not everyone thinks that&#39;s a good idea.</p><p>Backers say requiring four years of math instead of the current three will prepare students going into skilled labor and science and engineering fields.</p><p>But, state Sen. Dave Luechtefeld, R-Okawville, says tacking on a year of math won&#39;t necessarily be beneficial.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:11:22 +0000 WUIS 3155 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois legislators debate four-year math requirement for high school students More Ill. legislators refusing to participate in controversial scholarship program http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/more-ill-legislators-refusing-participate-controversial-scholarship-program <p><em>Reporting from Rachel Otwell of WUIS used in this report.</em></p><p>More legislators are refusing to participate in Illinois&#39; controversial General Assembly scholarship program. It&#39;s a program that allows legislators to give students living in their districts tuition waivers to for state-run universities.</p><p>Many lawmakers promise they hold little to no sway in the decision process of who wins a waiver.</p><p>But others are accused of ensuring the scholarships go to relatives or campaign supporters, making the program one more example of Illinois policy gone corrupt.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 22:16:03 +0000 WUIS 2822 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org More Ill. legislators refusing to participate in controversial scholarship program Morning headlines: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-january-4-2012 <p><strong>Workers&#39; comp,&nbsp;civil&nbsp;lawsuits top priorities&nbsp;for business groups this legislative session</strong></p><p>Missouri business groups are listing changes in workers&#39; compensation, employment law and civil lawsuitsas their top priorities in the legislative session that starts at noon today.</p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 15:22:43 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & WUIS 2785 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, January 4, 2012