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It's a pivotal time for LGBTQ people in the workplace. Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in cases testing whether people in that community are protected by the country's workplace anti-discrimination laws.

Every year, the company Ingredion buys millions of tons of corn and cassava from farmers and turns them into starches and sugars that go into foods like soft drinks, yogurt and frozen meals.

Lots of things can go wrong along the way. Weather can destroy crops. Machinery can break.

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Former SIU men's basketball coach Barry Hinson is back in college basketball.

Sports Illustrated reports the 38-year coaching veteran is returning to his alma mater, Oklahoma State, as an analyst.

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New research says discrimination and segregation continue to plague Illinois and other Midwestern states.

According to the report "Race in the Heartland," while more black Americans live in the 12-state Midwestern region, equity metrics here are worse than in other states.


Officials in public safety, healthcare and other service providers in southern Illinois will come together at the 9th annual regional disaster conference.

The Shawnee Preparedness and Response Coalition is hosting the Weathering the Storm Conference on Wednesday.

Live Blog: October Democratic Debate - 10/15/19

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Twelve candidates take the stage for October's Democratic primary debate, which begins Tue, Oct. 15 at 7pm (central). 

About a mile away from Northern Illinois University’s campus in DeKalb, a nice 2-story house on the corner of Woodlawn Drive is vacant. The only sign of wear in sight is on a small metal sign in the freshly cut yard where the address is slowly rusting away. 

Built in 1955, this house has been home to the presidents of NIU. But, when Dr. Lisa Freeman was hired last year, she already had a home in DeKalb.

Peabody Energy

A southern Illinois coal mine is expected to close before the end of the calendar year.

Peabody Energy announced Monday the Arclar Complex in Saline County should stop production by the middle of December.


A republican who ran unsuccessfully for the 115th District Illinois House seat in 2018 is throwing his hat into the ring again.

Semi-retired optometrist and owner of Von Jakob Winery, Paul Jacobs, is seeking the nomination, this time for an open seat since incumbent Terri Bryant is running for state senate.

The out-migration from Illinois has been highly publicized.

Now, an internet article has some statistics to support the talk.

First responders, Emergency Managers, Community leaders and individuals across the world will participate in the 5th Annual Great Central U.S. Shakeout on October 17th.

Illinois residents across the state, and across party lines, largely support more gun regulations. That’s according to the results of an NPR Illinois - University of Illinois Springfield survey. We took a look at the new data and explored what might be behind the numbers.


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One Campus. Seven Professors Facing Harassment Accusations. Few Consequences.

NPR Illinois and ProPublica found several sexual harassment allegations against University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty that haven’t been publicly reported. Here's a rundown of the accusations, the consequences each faced and their responses. This article was produced in partnership with ProPublica Local Reporting Network .

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