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Colfax Man Wants To Serve On County Board

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:36:47 CDT

By: Jim Browne
A Colfax man wants to serve on the McLean County Board, and is running as a write in candidate against incument Don Cavallini. Gerald Thompson says his experience as a farmer would allow him to speak for what he calls an under represented population.

Top Illinois Earners See Incomes Swell

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:20:25 CDT

By: IPR's Jamey Dunn
Despite economic indicators that show the country recovering from the recession, few workers are earning more money. But not everyone is struggling. IPR's Jamey Dunn reports.

Dropping The Needle On 'Love'

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:30:17 CDT

By: Jon Norton
John Anderson at Reverberation Vinyl in Bloomington, holds a somewhat unknown record from 1967. It's called, "Forever Changes" by Love. Some critics call it one of the best albums ever recorded.

Innocence Project Gets Federal Grant

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:43:57 CDT

By: AP
A project at the University of Illinois Springfield that is dedicated to investigating wrongful convictions has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

IL Jobless Rate Continues 6 Month Decline

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:45:14 CDT

By: AP
Illinois unemployment fell in August to 6.7%, the sixth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate, according to figures released by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Libertarian Gov Candidate Stays On Nov Ballot

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:47:39 CDT

By: AP
A Sangamon County judge today rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the November 4 ballot. Judge Patrick Kelley denied GOP attorneys' appeal of a State Board of Elections decision to allow Chad Grimm of Peoria on the ballot.

Company Wants To Drill For Oil In McLean County

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:45:18 CDT

By: AP
A Pennsylvania company has asked McLean County for a special use permit to drill for oil and gas. That's according to county officials and documents.

Republican AG Candidate Slams Democratic Incumbent

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:34:56 CDT

The Republican candidate for Illinois Attorney General says he won't give up his call for current office-holder Lisa Madigan to stop giving legal advice regarding a state investigation. But Madigan says her opponent is stretching the truth.

Town Of Normal Planning 'Edible Forest'

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:22:23 CDT

By: Mike McCurdy
(U of I Extension Educator Bill Davison is among those helping plan Normal's edible forest) Efforts to grow the local food system are continuing with the eventual creation of a grocery store coop, on-going farmers' markets, and farm to fork restaurants in the area.

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