Puerto Rico’s hot winter days and warm nights have played a key role in the global seed business for more than 30 years. So, the devastation wrought on the U.S. territory by Hurricane Maria in September stretches to the croplands of the Midwest and Great Plains.
Solar panels power some homes in central Illinois, and supplement the electricity for other buildings and facilities. Now, a brewery and taproom in Urbana plans to make solar panels its primary source of electricity.
Members of Illinois’ Congressional delegation voted along party lines for the House tax plan that passed Thursday. The Senate Finance Committee also approved its own tax bill along party lines Thursday.
So, $1.4 trillion is a lot of money. It's what all of the NFL teams together are worth, and then some. It's more than twice the Defense Department's 2016 budget. It's enough to buy nearly 3.2 million homes at the median U.S. home price right now.