In Vermilion County, Illinois State Police seized 77 meth labs in 2012, the second most seizures in the state. Once thought to be on a downward spiral, these cases indicate meth use is climbing again. Illinois registered the fifth-most lab seizures and arrests in the country last year.
A shift in the way meth producers cook their drug has drastically decreased the need for anhydrous ammonia. In turn, anhydrous ammonia thefts are becoming less common for farmers.
It is a rare early night getting home for Eric Suits. His daughters run to him and tug at his leg and give him hugs. He is home with enough time to sit down for dinner with his wife and three daughters.
After losing the ability to speak after fighting thyroid cancer for four years, Roger Ebert is using advances in text-to-speech software to continue broadcasting his thoughts using a computer-generated voice.
Doctors may soon be able to quantify temperature, measure movement, perform more accurate surgical operations and monitor internal organ health — all with the touch of a finger.