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  • Sunday, August 18, 2019
    Planned Illinois River shutdown poses fresh challenge for farmers
    Agriculture (2)
    As if the trade war with China and the weather having the entire state declared an agricultural disaster area weren’t enough, Illinois farmers will face a new challenge next year when the Illinois River is closed for several months.

    Farmers rely on the Illinois River to bring them supplies and take their goods to markets.

    Kirby Wagner, assistant director of infrastructure and tra...   read more >

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  • Sunday, August 18, 2019
    Statehouse Insider: State fair political days over for another year. Happy?
    State Fair, Fairs

    * What would the state fair be without the two political parties descending on Springfield for their annual pep rallies?

     

    People who go to the fair to get away from all of the political turmoil would probably like to find out. In the meantime, here’s some odds and ends from the Governor’s Day and Republican Day events.

     

    * U.S. Rep. STEVE S...   read more >

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  • Sunday, August 18, 2019
    Statehouse Insider: State fair political days over for another year. Happy?

    * What would the state fair be without the two political parties descending on Springfield for their annual pep rallies?

    People who go to the fair to get away from all of the political turmoil would probably like to find out. In the meantime, here’s some odds and ends from the Governor’s Day and Republican Day events.

    * U.S. Rep. STEVE SCALISE of...   read more >

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  • Sunday, August 18, 2019
    With some blunt talk, GOP candidates take on Durbin
    Political Parties (Incld Tea Party) (39a)

    Republicans in Springfield last week got a preview of the field of possible candidates to take on U.S. Sen. DICK DURBIN, D-Illinois, in 2020. Some of the rhetoric was not subtle.

    “I need you to help me kick slick Dick to the curb,” said former Lake County Sheriff MARK CURRAN, 56, of Libertyville.

     

    “Dick Durbin is not for us. He’s not for thi...   read more >

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