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As college students enter the end of semester, their holiday giving list might be limited because of mighty textbook expenses.
Shotgun deer hunters were busy in Illinois this year. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reports that about 80,000 deer were killed by hunters this fall.
The winter winds have been blowing in much of Illinois, but snow hasn't been flying. That's due to atmospheric conditions says RFD Radio Network meteorologist Dan Hicks with Freese-Notis Weather.
A shortage of teachers is hitting Illinois schools very hard as many struggle to fill vacancies and find substitute teachers on an almost daily basis.
The end of the year serves as a perfect time to think about estate planning, especially with that family farming operation.
J.B. Pritzker came to the American Legion in Kewanee on Monday, December 11th. Mr. Pritzker first talked about what he would like to do as the Governor of Illinois.
Even though Joy, Illinois is not a major shopping hub, the small western Illinois town—population 385, continues to be a popular destination for mail during December
nother ag group has weighed in on North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations. This time it's the U.S. Meat Export Federation and it's all about the numbers says the organization's Phil Seng.
Health care on the mind of many rural Illinoisans. That's what Illinois Farm Bureau's Mark Gebhards is hearing as he travels the state.
oybean farmers in Illinois planning to use crop protection products containing dicamba in 2018 must be certified to do so.
The water fowl hunters of Illinois are welcoming this recent cold stretch. Water fowl hunting is best when it is cold out and with temperatures expected in the 20s and 30s in the coming weeks, DNR Sargent John Williamson says hunters are probably going to be getting out this weekend.
Could the educator shortage become a crisis in Illinois? A central Illinois superintendent seems to think so, especially in special education.