March 05, 2013

Decatur, ADM Agree on Water Wells

Decatur and its biggest water user have reached a deal to ease strain on the local water supply if a drought like last year's returns. The Decatur City Council on Monday approved a deal with agricultural processor Archer Daniels Midland Co.


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March 05, 2013

Ch├ívez’s Health Worsens, Hit By New, Severe Infection

President Hugo Chávez is breathing with greater difficulty as a new and severe respiratory infection has taken hold, Venezuela's government said, describing the cancer-stricken president's condition as "very delicate."


March 04, 2013

Quinn Vetoes 2011 Gaming Bill

Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed a piece of old gambling legislation that would have added five new casinos, including one in Danville, and more slot machines.


March 01, 2013

Illinois House OKs Cell Phone Ban While Driving

The Illinois House has approved a measure that would prohibit using cell phones while driving.  The 64-46 vote Friday moves the bill to the state Senate for consideration.


March 01, 2013

Obama:  ‘We Will Get Through This’

Washington sure isn't making it easy" for the American people and the American economy, President Obama told reporters late Friday morning as he and other lawmakers failed to reach a deal to avert $85 billion worth of automatic "sequester" spending cuts due to start at the end of the day Friday.


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