Dana Vollmer

Dana Vollmer is a reporter with WCBU. Prior to moving to Peoria, Dana covered the state Capitol for NPR Illinois. She earned her master’s degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois Springfield. She also graduated from Northern Illinois University, where she studied communication and produced Morning Edition for WNIJ. Dana's interests include criminal justice reform, economic equity and the environment. 

Legislation being considered in the Illinois House would allow college athletes to get paid for endorsements.

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is joining a chorus of lawmakers condemning President Trump’s demands to talk to the whistleblower who lodged a complaint against him.

Illinois is joining a chorus of states condemning a Trump administration proposal to rollback protections for transgender people under the Affordable Care Act.

Health care insurers and doctors could deny service to transgender patients, under a new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

It would remove gender identity as a basis for sex discrimination. The rule would also remove protections for women who have had an abortion.

Military surveillance balloons originally launched in South Dakota are making their way to central Illinois to conduct wide-area surveillance tests.

Farmers can now apply for federal assistance to offset loss of income due to the trade war.