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Shimkus Local Visit

For the past three years the campus of Eastern Illinois University has been reducing its footprints, carbon footprint that is! Home to one of the largest biomass renewable energy projects in the country, the Renewable Energy Center in Charleston got a special visit from a member of Congress. Congressman John Shimkus visited the energy center today. A reality Congressman John Shimkus got to be READ MORE>

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Weather Delays Corn Planting

Cold and wet weather has kept many farmers out of their fields this spring.

The state agriculture department says so far only 1 % of the state's corn has been planted.

They say typically around 10 % of corn crops are planted by mid-April.

This year's late start is partially due to heavy rainfall that affected much of

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U of I Football Schedule Update

The University of Illinois football team announces their game against Ohio State on November 1st will be under

the lights!

This is their first announcement regarding any game broadcasted for the upcoming season.

The Fighting Illini look to bounce back from a disappointing four and eight record last season.

U of I's football season kicks off at home again ... READ MORE >

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