Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs

Planning for Economic Development
12:33 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Carthage Maps Out Goals

Credit TSPR's Rich Egger

Carthage has developed out a strategic plan to boost economic development with the help of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University.

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Moved to Autumn
3:21 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Changes for WIU Environmental Summit

Credit Rich Egger

What’s being called an “Environmental Summit Lite” will be held this Spring at Western Illinois University.

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Emphasis – January 25
10:55 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Talking About Sustainability

Timothy Collins
Credit Rich Egger

This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guest is Timothy Collins, Assistant Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs. They talk about sustainability and the upcoming series of Sustainability Brownbaggers at Western Illinois University.

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Local Effects of the Fiscal Cliff
3:22 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Rural Development at Risk Due to Fiscal Cliff

Tim Collins with the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs.
Credit SSS

Rural communities face possible cuts to the assistance they receive from the federal government. The House version of the currently-stalled Farm Bill makes deep cuts to some rural development programs.

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WIUM Local
4:06 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

New Survey Looks at Using Bio-mass to Heat Homes

Fred Iutzi with the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
Credit Western Illinois University

Bio-fuels are usually associated with cars. But a grant could help promote other uses for it.

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