Illinois, Indiana hoping for strong start to Big Ten play

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Illinois opens Big Ten play at Indiana on Friday night following its convincing Week Zero win over Wyoming. The Illini topped the Cowboys 38-6 behind three touchdowns and 151 yards rushing from Chase Brown.  Quarterback Tommy DeVito, a transfer from Syracuse, threw for 194 yards and two touchdowns in his Illinois debut.  This […]

217 Today: Midwestern states promote unexpected activities to attract tourism

Friday, September 2, 2022 Today’s headlines: The CEO of Planned Parenthood of Illinois says they’re working hard to keep abortion care legal in the state. Illinois lawmakers working to pass gun laws say it will take some time before they reach a consensus. The University of Illinois is under attack by one gubernatorial challenger for […]

‘It’s not for everyone.’ How Midwestern states tempt tourists with unpretentious getaways

Mount Rushmore and the Great Lakes are a couple of the Midwest’s tourism magnets, but some states have to work against their reputations to attract visitors. They’re getting creative by highlighting amenities that can be a bit off the beaten path. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s60/audio/2022/08/underdog-tourism-states-web.wav Listen to this story here. Climbing into a cattle water tank and floating […]