Central Illinois Foodbank http://wuis.org en Business Report: Car Insurance Claims Up; PCCC Reality Show? http://wuis.org/post/business-report-car-insurance-claims-pccc-reality-show <p></p><p>Auto insurance claims are up in what has been an especially cold and snowy winter across central Illinois.&nbsp; State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis talks with WUIS' Sean Crawford on that topic as well as the possibility of a reality show featuring the Prairie Capital Convention Center and how supermarkets are helping the Central Illinois Foodbank with donations.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:38:59 +0000 Sean Crawford 18788 at http://wuis.org Business Report: Car Insurance Claims Up; PCCC Reality Show? Food Stamp Cut "Will Affect Our Population Big Time" http://wuis.org/post/food-stamp-cut-will-affect-our-population-big-time <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Food pantries and homeless shelters say they're beginning to notice repercussions of a reduction in food stamps that will take effect Fri., Nov. 1. A temporary hike in benefits that kicked as a result of the recession expires this week.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Individuals enrolled in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, could see their benefits cut by $11 a month. A family of four could see a decrease of $36.</span></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:19:40 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 11877 at http://wuis.org Food Stamp Cut "Will Affect Our Population Big Time" UPDATE: Sharing Sunshine State Citrus With Illinois Families In Need http://wuis.org/post/update-sharing-sunshine-state-citrus-illinois-families-need <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UPDATE (Nov. 8) </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The following is from the Central Illinois Foodbank: </span></p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Springfield Rotary Club is working toward a goal of 2,000 pounds of citrus to be donated to Central Illinois </span>Foodbank<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The club currently is about half way to their goal and hopes the community will help them double their current total.</span></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:15:41 +0000 Peter Gray 11627 at http://wuis.org UPDATE: Sharing Sunshine State Citrus With Illinois Families In Need