Congressman Rodney Davis
(Sean Powers/WILL)
June 18, 2013

US Rep. Davis Defends House Farm Bill

Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) says President Obama is premature in threatening to veto the House’s version of the farm bill.


June 18, 2013

Georgetown Council Agrees to Sell Water For Coal Mine

The Indiana-based company, Sunrise Coal, has entered into an agreement with the city of Georgetown to purchase raw water at the Bulldog Mine in Vermilion County that can be used to wash the coal.


June 18, 2013

Lawmakers, Quinn, Plan Pension Talks Into July

Gov. Pat Quinn and lawmakers are working on a new plan to solve the state's $97 billion pension crisis that involves forming a bipartisan committee and reconvening the Legislature again in July.


(Nati Harnik/AP)
June 18, 2013

White House Threatens Veto Of House Farm Bill

The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a massive, five-year farm bill, saying food stamp cuts included in the legislation could leave some Americans hungry.


June 17, 2013

Urbana’s Interim Comptroller Resigns

The interim comptroller for the city of Urbana has resigned from his post, saying he has had enough of what he calls a "toxic environment," marred by bullying and intimidation.


Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson
(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
June 17, 2013

Prosecutors: Jackson Can Get Treatment In Prison

Federal prosecutors are refuting the contention by defense attorneys that Jesse Jackson Jr. should spend less time in prison because a lengthy sentence would cause his fragile mental health to deteriorate.


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