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Madelyn Beck

Madelyn Beck is from Montana, but has reported everywhere from Alaska to Washington, D.C. Most recently, she was the Wyoming reporter for public media collaboration Inside Energy. There, she reported on regional and national energy issues for radio stations around the West.

Past publications include the Idaho Mountain Express, E&E News/EnergyWire, KRBD Rainbird Radio, the Montana Broadcaster’s Association, Montana Public Radio, and the Tioga Tribune.

Madelyn reports on agriculture, environment and health out of her Galesburg office as part of the Illinois Newsroom regional journalism collaborative for WVIK and Tri States Public Radio. She also contributes to Harvest Public Media.

A standard river barge can hold about the same amount as 60 semitrucks. In early June, 642 of them had floated to a standstill near American Commercial Barge Line's office outside Cairo, Ill.

"That's just me. That's not the other fleets in the area," said Mark Glaab, facility manager there. "That's just ACBL."

Floodwaters on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers may be going down, but rain has continued to soak farmland around much of the state. More rain could be on the way later this month.

Come January 14, Illinois will have a new

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