October 01, 2012

Caterpillar Plans Late-Year Shutdown in Decatur

Days after saying it is worried about the slow pace of the global economy Caterpillar Inc. says it will shut down parts of its operations in Decatur for a week in November and all of December as demand for some products drops.


October 01, 2012

Immediate Future Uncertain for Farmers

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.


September 27, 2012

Champaign Teachers to Take Strike Vote

The union representing more than 800 teachers in the Champaign School District plans to take a vote to authorize a strike. The union is in the middle of contract negotiations with the school district.


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