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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Farm Progress Show
6:15 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Ag Show Visitors Worried About Dry Weather

Visitors stroll through exhibits at the Farm Progress Show.
Credit Bill Wheelhouse/Harvest Public Media

Hot weather is no surprise during the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois.

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My Farm Roots
3:16 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Always a Farmer

Becky Doyle sits on the patio outside the hog and grain farm she and her husband run in central Illinois.
Credit Bill Wheelhouse/Harvest Public Media

In 1986, Becky Doyle was helping her husband run the family’s hog farming operation. She also had a side business of marketing gift baskets made from Illinois products.

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