Bill Wheelhouse

Harvest Public Media Reporter

Harvest Public Media’s reporter in Springfield, Ill., comes to Harvest with a background of covering state government and rural issues. For the past eight years, Bill was general manager of public radio station WUIS in Springfield. Prior to that, he spent a decade as State Capitol bureau chief for Illinois Public Radio. During his time in the Illinois statehouse Bill won several awards including Best Investigative Reporter from the Associated Press and Best Statehouse Beat Reporting from the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors in 2004. Bill also spent eight years as News Director at WIUM public radio in Macomb, Ill., and is a past president of the Illinois News Broadcasters Association.

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Alternative Suppliers in Illinois
2:05 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Investigation of Electricity Price Spike

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Consumers who buy their electricity from alternative energy providers have been seeing some price hikes lately.

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Health Study
11:33 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Cancer Rates Higher in Downstate Illinois

A new study shows cancer rates are higher in downstate Illinois.  Smoking might be the reason.  

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Plan Being Finalized
6:15 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Emergency Care for Illinois Stroke Victims

Emergency planners around Illinois must still work out the final details, but a law passed four years to give stroke patients better treatment could soon take effect.

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Tractor and Combine Sales Increase
11:48 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Why Farmers Want New Equipment

Illinois farmer Len Corzine has bought expensive new farm equipment each year for several years in order to ensure his tractor and combine hold up during harvest and planting.
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On a hot day in late August, Kevin Bien stood amid the shade of a large gray piece of farm equipment. 

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Impact on Local Economies
3:12 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Crop Insurance Paying Dividends

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Farmers in the Midwest were devastated by a crippling drought in 2012, and the federal crop insurance program paid out a record $17.3 billion.

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