August 27, 2012

Drought Renews Focus on Ethanol Mandate

The federal government is mandated to dedicate a certain amount of the nation’s corn every year for ethanol production. Some Illinois lawmakers say the Environmental Protection Agency should lower that amount this year because of the devastating drought that has decimated corn crops.


August 27, 2012

Illinois Republicans Unfazed by Storm Delay at National Convention

Tropical Storm Isaac has dismantled Illinois Republicans' convention plans. With national convention events cancelled, they will no longer spend Monday nominating Mitt Romney as their candidate for president. That leaves an opportunity for them to focus on state politics. 


August 27, 2012

Fire Damages Champaign Restaurant

Taffie’s restaurant in Champaign is closed until further notice. The Champaign Fire Department says they put out a fire in the kitchen of the restaurant at 301 South Mattis Avenue Sunday night during the 10 o’clock hour.


August 26, 2012

Colleges Lack Resources to Treat Mental Health

More than 20 million college students across the nation will start school this month, just weeks after James Holmes, a Colorado graduate student, allegedly shot and killed 12 people in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.


August 26, 2012

Delegate Has High Hopes for DuPage Democrats

Moises Garcia, 28, isn’t one to sit still when it comes to politics. The DuPage County Democrat is going to his party's national convention in North Carolina, and he proudly talks of knocking on doors and getting signatures.


August 26, 2012

Indiana Cracks Down on Unemployment Fraud

An Indiana crackdown on people who are collecting unemployment illegally has led to more than a dozen felony convictions so far this year, and state officials say they plan to keep up the heat.


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