Dred & Harriet Scott - Life in St. Louis

Aug 26, 2017


Slowly but surely, old lead water service lines to homes in Galesburg are being replaced. 

On Nov. 13, 2012, a narrow corridor in the southern hemisphere experienced a total solar eclipse.
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It is indeed dark during the day as a total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Eleven states are in the path of total darkness.

Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.


Solar Eclipse: Partly Cloudy Skies Could Obstruct Our View

Aug 21, 2017
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The National Weather Service is predicting cloud cover to be in the 70 to 75 percent range Monday, which could hinder the visibility of the solar eclipse.

Dred & Harriet Scott - Born on a Steamboat

Aug 19, 2017

NASA’s projection of the August 21 solar eclipse.

A total solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. on Monday, August 21. 

Shannon Schmoll, director of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University, explains why and how it happens, and what we can learn from an eclipse.

Dred & Harriet Scott - The Journey North

Aug 12, 2017

Mark Schwiebert

After years of research and writing, Mark Schwiebert has decided to take the next step in his efforts to fight climate change. The former Rock Island mayor and alderman has established a fund that will award grants each year for environmental education and studies.

Scott County Conservation Board

New options will soon be available for people who want to spend a weekend in a park, but not really "rough it." Wednesday afternoon,  the Scott County Conservation Board will hold a ribbon cutting for two new cabins in West Lake Park, adjacent to the Summit Campground.