Shuttered offices, potentially high fertilizer costs: Here’s what the situation in Ukraine means for U.S. agriculture

As Ukraine continues to fight against Russian forces, experts warned of potential fallout for the U.S. agriculture industry. On Feb. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in Ukraine, and Russian troops stormed into the country. Reportedly, tens of thousands have died, and about half a million people have fled their homes, according to […]

Legal aid network seeks to expand, seeks more state dollars than budgeted

Woods speaks from her office.

CHAMPAIGN — A network of legal aid groups across Illinois is hoping to expand, and is asking for more state money to do so. Tanya D. Woods is one of the nonprofit leaders behind Illinois Access to Justice. She says the places that are called food deserts due to a lack of grocery stores are […]

217 Today: Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is indicted on federal charges

Thursday, March 3, 2022 Today’s headlines: Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan potentially faces decades in prison if he’s convicted of alleged racketeering. Illinois Democrats say they’re focused on the future following the indictment of former speaker of the House Michael Madigan. Elsewhere, a network of legal aid groups across Illinois is hoping to expand […]