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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 13, 2013

Immigration Debate Puts Farm Workers Union In Spotlight

By Don Gonyea

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United Farm Workers - immigration rally

A new immigration bill is expected to be introduced in the U.S. Senate next week. One big hurdle toward that was cleared this week when the United Farm Workers reached a deal with growers that would address wages and caps the number of visas allowed for new workers.

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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 26, 2013

Fines Slashed In Grain Bin Entrapment Deaths

By Howard Berkes and Jim Morris

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Will Piper and Annette Pacas visit the grave of Annette's son, Alex

The night before he died, Wyatt Whitebread couldn't stand the thought of going back to the grain bins on the edge of Mount Carroll, Ill.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 19, 2013

Illinois, Iowa Could Bid on Fertilizer Facility

By Jeff Bossert, With Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

A Champaign legislator believes Illinois can rival what Iowa is offering to lure a fertilizer production facility to Tuscola. The two states could end up in a bidding war over Cronus Chemical’s $1.2 billion facility. 


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