BLOOMINGTON — Following the Sept. 24 resignation of Philip Nelson as Illinois Director of Agriculture, farmers and members of organizations who worked with him wished him well and hope that another farmer will fill the position.
LEWISTOWN — The Country Kids 4-H Club in Fulton County recently received a state award for community involvement and global awareness.
ATHENS — Rural youth learn the art of giving from their families and organizations.
GALVA (AP) — The sight of construction equipment perhaps sparks chatter among those who pass the ethanol plant here.
CHAMPAIGN — Researchers weren't surprised to discover that the University of Illinois soybean variety tests showed some record-breaking yields this year.
SANDOVAL — Consumers may wish to buy Western Illinois asparagus grown by Mercer County farmer John Sedlock, who served in the Navy from 1964-74.
Three greenhouses re-situated two times per year for efficiency
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.
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.
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.