Author Michael Perry
Courtesy of Michael Perry
April 10, 2015

The Pull Of The Farm Inspires Wisconsin Writer

Michael Perry is a New York Times Bestselling author, known for his memoirs of growing up in and returning to rural Wisconsin. He is also a humorist, singer/songwriter, radio host, and intermittent pig farmer. Even with all of that he is visiting Champaign-Urbana Saturday as the keynote speaker for the Champaign Library’s Local Author Festival. 


November 21, 2014

Virginia Theatre Cancels Cosby Appearances

Two performances at Champaign's Virginia Theatre by Bill Cosby scheduled for next April 11 have been cancelled after allegations of sexual assault re-emerged.


November 07, 2014

US Employers Add 214K Jobs, Rate Falls To 5.8 Percent

Three days after voters registered their sourness about the U.S. economy, the government says employers added a solid 214,000 jobs in October, extending the healthiest pace of hiring in eight years.


Cronus Chemicals CEO Erzin Atac discusses its new fertilizer plan in Tuscola
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
October 29, 2014

Cronus Makes Tuscola Plant Official

State and local economic officials Wednesday announced the construction of the $1.4 billion Cronus Chemicals fertilizer plant west of Tuscola.


Congressman John Shimkus holds his ACTIVATOR Friend of Agriculture Award.
(Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media)
September 26, 2014

Shimkus Picks Up Endorsement Award From Ag Group

U-S Rep. John Shimkus (R-Collinsville) visited local Farm Bureau offices in four cities on Friday, to meet with officials and pick up an endorsement.


September 26, 2014

ADM Permitted To Store Carbon Dioxide Underground

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a permit for Archer Daniels Midland Company to store carbon dioxide deep underground in Decatur, the agency said Friday.


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