A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from June 2012.
Time ran out on plans to build Shamrock Acres, a large scale hog farm proposed for southeast McDonough County. Tri States Public Radio reported the story on June 13, one week before anyone else.
Also during the month, the US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, the chairperson of the Lee County Board was defeated in the June 5 primary, and the Transit of Venus happened for the final time until 2117.
Sunday, June 17 marks the 40th anniversary of the bungled burglary at the Watergate Hotel that eventually led to President Richard Nixon's resignation.
Richard Filipink of Western Illinois University's History Department said the impact of the scandal has been felt ever since. All one has to do it look at the Republican attacks on Democrat Bill Clinton when he was president in the 1990s.
The panelists talk about the past, present, and future of investigative journalism.
The starting point is the Watergate investigation. Sunday, June 17, marks the 40th anniversary of the break-in at the Watergate Hotel, which started an investigation that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. He is the only American president to resign from office.