There is a nice, but unintended consequence from Governor Pritzker's big funding release for the Illinois Innovation Network. ISU's Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies John Baur [bower] also talks about a new ISU maker space. Plus, the winners of Illinois State University's three minute thesis competition tell you about their research...in ways you will find fun and interesting. Project Guardian focuses on gun crimes. It calls for closer coordination between federal prosecutors and their state, local, and federal partners. The U.S.