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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 05, 2013

New Gravity-Driven Generator Promised for Gilman Soy Processor

By Jim Meadows

An advertisement from Incobrasa appeared in a Dec. 31, 2012 edition of the News-Gazette newspaper in Champaign.

A Brazilian-based agribusiness company says its plant in the Iroquois town of Gilman will be home this coming fall to the first generator powered exclusively by gravity.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 10, 2013

Savings Coming In for C-U Electricity Aggregate Programs

By Jim Meadows

Participants in Champaign-Urbana’s two Municipal Electricity Aggregation programs have saved nearly $1.2 million so far, compared to what their electric supply bill would be under Ameren. Figures released by the two cities list the savings at more than $690,000 through November for Champaign customers --- and about $500,000 saved through September for Urbana households.

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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 01, 2012

Immediate Future Uncertain for Farmers

By Willis Kern

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The agriculture industry has had a rocky year, highlighted by a vicious drought and oppressive Midwestern heat. Farmers in Illinois and elsewhere are trying to make the best of the harvest, while bracing for what lies ahead. However, their immediate future is clouded by gridlock in Washington.


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