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Reporting from Harvest Public Media’s Bill Wheelhouse.
Farmers across the country received more than $17 billion in federal crop insurance payouts after last year’s drought. A report released Tuesday by an environmental group blames farmers for not doing enough to shield the soil against the heat.
Ill. parents reminded about back-to-school vaccines
Illinois health and education officials are reminding parents to update their children's immunizations before they head back to school.
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's a booster shot against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
An interior view of the Illinois State Capitol dome. More Ill. legislators are refusing to participate in a scholarship program which allows legislators to give students living in their districts tuition waivers to for state-run universities.
Reporting from Rachel Otwell of WUIS used in this report.
More legislators are refusing to participate in Illinois' controversial General Assembly scholarship program. It's a program that allows legislators to give students living in their districts tuition waivers to for state-run universities.
Many lawmakers promise they hold little to no sway in the decision process of who wins a waiver.
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.