Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs

Vision for Rural Illinois
1:19 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Rural Residents Concerned About EMS

Rural parts of Illinois do not have adequate access to emergency medical services. That's the conclusion of a state panel assigned to study how the state can better serve its farm communities.

After months of surveys and meeting with people around Illinois, representatives from the Governor's Rural Affairs Council say they repeatedly heard from people worried about "the fragile nature of rural EMS."

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Bill Knight - August 16
10:59 am
Wed August 15, 2012

The Wide-Ranging Impact of the US Farm Bill

Bill Knight

There’s more than one drought choking the country. On Capitol Hill, there’s a drought of ideas – and compassion – about farmers, rural America and the needy.

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Cuba Middle-Senior High
3:44 pm
Sun February 19, 2012

Students Studying Wind Power

A central Illinois wind farm

Winds farms are dotting the landscape across Illinois, and now wind energy is working its way into school curriculum.
 
A new Illinois Wind Energy Program is being offered in three Central Illinois school  districts, including Cuba Middle-Senior High in Fulton County. The program is free of charge through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

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Series Resumes Feburary 7
6:05 pm
Sat February 4, 2012

Sustainability Brownbaggers at WIU

Timothy Collins

This semester's Sustainability Brownbaggers at Western Illinois University will begin by focusing on food-related issued.

Timothy Collins, Assistant Director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at WIU, helped organize the series. He said the first brownbagger is titled “Local Food Possibilities and Issues.”

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