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Blue-collar jobs struggling in Illinois

A deeper dive into the latest jobs figures reveals a troubling picture for a backbone of Illinois’ economy: blue-collar jobs. Illinois lost 2,200 manufacturing jobs

Flu season is coming

As flu season approaches, the Illinois Department of Public Health is urging everyone six months and older to get vaccinated against the influenza virus. Highlighting

Preliminary PARCC results released

Preliminary statewide results from last spring’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Exam (PARCC) were released this week, causing concern for some

2015 harvest picks up steam

As fall approaches, the harvest has begun for many farmers across Illinois. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the statewide corn harvest is

Corn harvest ramping up

A large number of Illinois farmers are now finishing their harvest prep work or are already harvesting their corn this week. By the end of

Democrats make false promises with the budget

Senate Democrats continued to play party politics with the budget impasse, muscling through Senate Bill 2046, which they said would pay for human services, municipalities,

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