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Jesse White

SOS launches website aimed at improving investment security

SPRINGFIELD–  The Secretary of State’s office is launching a new program that they say will help you invest your assets wisely and avoid possible scams.   Jesse White’s office announced the creation of the campaign on Tuesday afternoon that includes radio and television adds, as well as a website, www.avoidthescam.net.   White spokesman Dave Druker…Continue Reading

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ADM expands specialty ingredient reach to California

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that it has acquired tree nut and seed processing assets and operations in Modesto, California, from California Gold Almonds, adding critical processing capacity on top of ADM’s existing West Coast nut operations in Lodi and Stockton. Under the terms of the deal, ADM is acquiring…Continue Reading

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Corn planting wraps up as summer pushes on

SPRINGFIELD– Illinois has had so much rain that not even farmers are happy. Statewide, Illinois got 2.2 inches of rain last week, 1.2 inches more than normal, according to the weekly USDA crop progress and weather report, and it’s not helping corn and soybean growers, says crop statistician Mark Schleusener. “The basic statement is Rain…Continue Reading

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Mt. Zion board approves engineering firm for new water tower

MOUNT ZION– The Mt. Zion Board of Trustees has approved the final touches to a new one million gallon water tower.   The board on Monday approved an agreement with MSA Professional Services for $150,000 to complete the design process of the estimated $3.3 million project.   Mt. Zion Mayor Mark Wells said the new…Continue Reading

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ADM grant to supplement Salvation Army programs

DECATUR–  A large donation from ADM is helping the Salvation Army continue one of its newest, and most successful programs.   The organization and ADM announced a $50,000 donation to help the Salvation Army men’s shelter and the Pathway to Hope Program.   Salvation Army spokesman Dave MacDonna says they plan to split the grant…Continue Reading

Bruce Rauner Angry

Rauner frustrated as Spring Session ends with no budget

SPRINGFIELD–  Lawmakers could be in for a long summer after failing to pass a comprehensive budget for the new fiscal year.   House Speaker Michael Madigan told lawmakers that they can expect to return to Springfield this summer to continue to negotiate a budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1st.   House…Continue Reading

Dennis Hastert

Former House Speaker Hastert indicted in bank case

SPRINGFIELD– Former U.S. House Speaker Denny Hastert is in trouble with the FBI.   Hastert, of Plano, was indicted on charges of structuring currency transactions and lying to the FBI. From 2010 to 2014, Hastert allegedly withdrew $1.7 million in cash from various bank accounts, $952,000 of which was withdrawn in increments less than $10,000…Continue Reading