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Fulton County 4-H club wins award

LEWISTOWN — The Country Kids 4-H Club in Fulton County recently received a state award for community involvement and global awareness.

December 17, 2014 11:00 pm(0)
Helping hands, 4-H, FFA members practice art of giving

Helping hands, 4-H, FFA members practice art of giving

ATHENS — Rural youth learn the art of giving from their families and organizations.

December 17, 2014 11:00 pm Video Photos

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Illinois ethanol plant being expanded

GALVA (AP) — The sight of construction equipment perhaps sparks chatter among those who pass the ethanol plant here.

December 12, 2014 11:00 am(0)
Record yields, Illinois agronomist says variety tests displayed ‘some of the highest yields’

Record yields, Illinois agronomist says variety tests displayed ‘some of the highest yields’

CHAMPAIGN — Researchers weren't surprised to discover that the University of Illinois soybean variety tests showed some record-breaking yields this year.

December 12, 2014 5:00 am Related (0)
Label spotlights veteran farmers

Label spotlights veteran farmers

SANDOVAL — Consumers may wish to buy Western Illinois asparagus grown by Mercer County farmer John Sedlock, who served in the Navy from 1964-74.

December 11, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Hoop houses, Illinois farm focuses on four-season production of produce

Hoop houses, Illinois farm focuses on four-season production of produce

Three greenhouses re-situated two times per year for efficiency

December 11, 2014 4:00 am Photos

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‘One of the lucky ones’ 85-year-old greenhouse operator has no plans to retire

‘One of the lucky ones’ 85-year-old greenhouse operator has no plans to retire

TINLEY PARK — Some workers might say once you retire, you can finally do what you love. But, there are a lucky few doing what they love from Day One who aren’t looking towards retirement any time soon.

December 11, 2014 3:00 am(0)

Judge denies bid to stop fracking rules

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge in Southwestern Illinois denied a bid by a landowners group to suspend the state’s new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling, ruling the plaintiffs failed to show they would suffer immediate harm if the practice commonly known as “fracking’’ was to go forward.

December 03, 2014 12:00 pm(0)

Illinois commission OKs part of Clean Line project

The Illinois Commerce Commission voted 5-0 Nov. 25 to grant approval for the construction and operation of a 121-mile power line in the state that supporters say will take wind-generated electricity through the Quad-Cities to an area southwest of Joliet.

December 03, 2014 11:17 am(0)