Workers at a northern Illinois factory whose jobs are being moved to China plan to travel to next week's Republican National Convention in Florida to try once again to get presidential candidate Mitt Romney to save their jobs.
The Rockford Register Star reports that organizers of the 170 workers at the Sensata Technologies plant in Freeport say in a statement they'll travel to the convention in Tampa, Fla.
Sensata is owned by Bain Capital and plans to close the Freeport factory at the end of the year. Romney once led Bain Capital but was no longer running the firm when it bought Sensata.
Sensata employees in Freeport have tried since earlier this year to get Romney to try to change the company's plans or visit the town.
Union leaders representing workers on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus held a rally Thursday to reach out to students and parents during move-in day.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has identified an Indiana farm tied to a recent salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupe and says the operation has launched a formal recall of the melons
One of the main organizers behind the Champaign-Urbana’s big broadband project says Urbana is jumping the gun with its desire to hire a general manager.
The annual crop tour of the Midwest held by the agricultural news service Pro Farmer is finding dramatic drops in corn and soybean yields from last year--and Illinois is no exception.
An autopsy is scheduled on a male body discovered in Monticello Thursday morning.
A federal appeals court has struck down a plan by the Environmental Protection Agency to limit pollution that can contribute to unhealthy air in neighboring states.
The Macon County Public Health Department has confirmed cases of the West Nile virus in mosquitoes and birds.
Recipients of a fellowship named after former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar attended a summit this week at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Lower prices and interest rates have brought a surge in Illinois home sales to up by 25-percent from a year ago.