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Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Monday stop in the county seat of Quincy was no social call.  Appearing at the Adams County Department of Public Health, he pointed out the numbers there are going in the wrong direction.

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All six law enforcement agencies in McDonough County have signed a document stating they are adopting the Ten Shared Principles of policing.

The Wee Care Day Care Center in Macomb lost everything in a fire six weeks ago. Supporters are hoping it won't take long to recover from the disaster.

The Pew Research Center reported that a survey it conducted in April found about six-in-ten Americans (61%) said they were following news about the coronavirus outbreak at both the national and local level equally. Around a quarter (23%) said they were paying more attention to news at the local level, while 15% said they were focused more on COVID-19 news at the national level.

Philip Kelly says there’s always something that needs to be fixed in Yale, Oklahoma. 

The attorney who represented the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the Macomb School District disputes an assertion made by school Superintendent Patrick Twomey.

Unionized faculty and staff at Illinois’ universities and colleges want their institutions to start almost entirely online this fall.

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Maricel Mendoza is familiar with the work migrant and seasonal farmworkers do. Growing up, her family traveled from Texas to central Illinois every year for her parents' jobs as contractors with a large seed company. 

After isolating at home for months, some Missouri residents are contemplating escape.

Public health experts are urging people to stay home during the pandemic, particularly as COVID-19 cases spike in cities nationwide. Still, millions of Americans are expected to travel this summer, mostly by car

No trip is truly risk-free — but if you do decide to travel in the coming months, how can you reduce your chances of catching and spreading the coronavirus?

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A private university and a public community college in southeast Iowa are exploring new ways to collaborate. Iowa Wesleyan University and Southeastern Community College are working out details on a contract for managed services.

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Philip Kelly says there’s always something that needs to be fixed in Yale, Oklahoma. 

COURTESY OF JAMES UNZICKER, CHP OF IL

Maricel Mendoza is familiar with the work migrant and seasonal farmworkers do. Growing up, her family traveled from Texas to central Illinois every year for her parents' jobs as contractors with a large seed company. 

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The United States Department of Agriculture is seeking public comment on changes that it says will make getting loans for major projects easier for rural communities.

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Large meatpacking plants across the country shut down after outbreaks of COVID-19 among employees, causing supply chain disruptions for farmers, ranchers, and consumers. But a new bill in the U.S. House seeks to address the problem by boosting small scale meat processors. 

According to new quarterly crop data from the USDA, farmers planted about 92 million acres of corn this spring, a 5 million acre decrease over the agency's March acreage report. The decrease could slash this season’s corn harvest by around a billion bushels, providing some much-needed price increases for commodity farmers. 

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