The Trump administration is moving two Department of Agriculture agencies — the National Institute for Food and Agriculture and the Economic Research Service — out of Washington, D.C.

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September 12, 2019 - News Local/State

Critics Of Relocating USDA Research Agencies Point To Brain Drain

This June the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced its plan to move two of its research agencies out of Washington, D.C., to the Kansas City area. Most of the people working at the agencies have since quit, leaving gaping holes in critical divisions.


Elvis tribute artist Doug Church at the Lorraine Theatre, Hoopeston.

Save The Lorraine Foundation

September 06, 2019 - News Local/State

In Old Theatres, Some See Hope For Renewal

Across the country, local residents are working to restore rundown theatres to their old luster, often with the hope that their community will benefit as well.


Artist rendering of the Stapleton airport redevelopment Project in Denver.

September 06, 2019 - News Local/State

Illinois Issues: TIF—The Swiss-Army Knife Development Tool

Analysis: University of Illinois Springfield Distinguished Public Finance Professor Kenneth Kriz co-edited a book that documents the evolution of tax increment financing, an economic and community development method widely used across the country, including in Illinois, which has more than 1,400 TIF districts in over 500 municipalities. Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development: Uses, Structures, and Impacts was recently published by SUNY Press.


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