June 10, 2013

Senate Passes Half-Trillion Dollar Farm Bill

The Senate on Monday passed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that expands government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts while making small cuts to food stamps.


Chicago Sun-Times protest
(M. Spencer Green/AP)
June 06, 2013

Protesters Rally Against Chicago Sun-Times Photo Layoffs

Local reporters, photographers and labor leaders gathered with picket signs outside the Chicago Sun-Times building Thursday, a week after the entire photography department at the newspaper was let go.


Bruce Rauner
(Bruce Rauner)
June 06, 2013

Caterpillar CEO Endorses Rauner for Governor

One of Illinois' top business leaders and one of the most vocal critics of the state's financial mess is endorsing Republican venture capitalist Bruce Rauner for governor.


China poultry farm fire
(Wang Haofei/AP)
June 03, 2013

More than 100 Dead in China Poultry Plant Blaze

A fire at a poultry processing plant fire in northeast China on Monday has killed at least 119 people, according to the Jilin province government. The blaze is one of the country's deadliest industrial accidents in recent years.


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