Category Archives: State News

Epidemic in China could hit farmers in Illinois

Epidemic in China could hit farmers in Illinois

The trade dispute with China, a disease that halved its hog herd, and thus the demand for U.S. grains to feed them, and robust competition from South America all have had Illinois soybean farmers dealing with a reduction in demand.MORE

Pritzker says budget proposal will include $225 million in savings

Pritzker says budget proposal will include $225 million in savings

By Illinois Radio Network SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday that his budget proposal will include $225 million in savings along with the potential for $750 million more in taxpayer savings in three years. The current fiscal year ends June 30. At $40 billion in state funds, the fiscal year 2020 spending plan was the…MORE

Blogs

Reactions to the “A Community in Conflict” exhibit

By Mike Matejka Every community has its home-town pride; Bloomington-Normal is proud to claim Steak n’ Shake and MASH TV star McLean Stevenson.  We’ve also had a moment of contention and conflict.  Sometimes these are uplifting stories of human progress. At other times, they cause us to shake our heads and wonder why. The McLean…