On this episode of Statewide, we learn why some colleges say there is too much emphasis on standardized tests in the admissions process. There is a growing movement to drop the requirement or place less of a priority on scores.
Is an historic home a good fit for you? Many are bypassing newly built houses for ones that have more character. But they can be a lot of work. We'll find out more.
And a new proposal threatens to end minor league baseball in some Midwest communities. These stories and more on Statewide.
This week's lineup:
* Mary Hansen reports on Springfield's problem when it comes to police and fire pension costs. Many communities are in the same situation.
* Sean Crawford sits down with writer Tara McClellan McAndrew to learn more about the role Illinois played in the Manhattan Project during World War II.
* Amy Mayer with Harvest Public Media has more on a new threat to pork producers: African swine fever.
* Eric Schmid of KWMU visits Belleville to find out why more people are purchasing historic homes.
* Zach Wilson of WVIK reports on a plan that could reduce the number of minor league baseball teams, including some here in the Midwest.
* Rich Egger with TriStates Public Radio explains how some colleges and universities are putting less emphasis on ACT and SAT scores when it comes to the admissions process.
* Dusty Rhodes tells us why consolidating schools can be so difficult, even though some districts have found success by coming together.
* Monica Eng of WBEZ introduces us to some Christmas tree sellers in Chicago during their busy season.
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