The American Farm Bureau Federation claims it’s the ‘Voice of Agriculture.’ These groups beg to differ.

This story is a collaboration between Investigate Midwest and Watchdog Writers Group. The newsrooms are continuing to cover Farm Bureaus and their influence. Is there an aspect of the Farm Bureau you think is underreported or not getting enough attention? Please contact Sky Chadde,, or Madison McVan, The American Farm Bureau Federation calls itself the “Voice […]

Illinois Theatre adapts ‘The Whistleblower’ to fit COVID protocols and modern life

URBANA — Illinois Theatre’s production of “The Whistleblower” opens Friday night at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana. It’s an adaptation of the Henrik Ibsen play “Enemy of the People,” originally written in the 1880s. Illinois Newsroom’s Brian Moline spoke with the show’s director, Genesee Spridco. Listen to this interview here. She says […]

New ‘Jelani Day’ bill to require FBI involvement in cases where bodies remain unidentified

SPRINGFIELD — It’s been six months since Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day went missing. His body was not found for nearly two weeks. Once found, Day’s remains went unidentified for three more weeks. State Sen. Elgie Sims, D-Chicago, says the process should not take so long. Listen to this story here. “When […]