ADM

(Seth Perlman/AP)

July 07, 2014 - News Local/State

ADM To Buy Swiss Flavoring Maker For About $3B

Agribusiness giant ADM is paying about $3 billion to buy the privately held Swiss company Wild Flavors, which supplies natural ingredients to the food and beverage industry. 


July 07, 2014 - News Local/State

New Proposal To Legalize Consumer Fireworks In Illinois

The 4th of July may have been punctuated by some fireworks set off in neighborhoods by residents who brought them in from a neighboring state. State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) says Illinoisans should be able to buy those fireworks in their own state.


Novak Djokovic

(Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters/Landov)

July 06, 2014 - News National/International

Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer For Wimbledon Title

Novak Djokovic won his first Wimbledon championship in three years in a hard-fought contest that went five sets, denying Roger Federer's bid for a record eighth title.


In a June 30, 1995 file photo, Alan Dixon meets reporters on Capitol Hill.

(Dennis Cook/AP)

July 06, 2014 - News Local/State

Former U.S. Senator Alan Dixon Dies

Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois, who spent 12 years on Capitol Hill, has died.


People line up at the FamilySource Center in Los Angeles, an organization in one of President Obama's five designated "Promise Zones" that aims to help fight poverty in the area.

(Priska Neely/NPR)

July 06, 2014 - News National/International

Programs Target Poverty In Obama’s Five ‘Promise Zones’

Five areas across the country have been designated as "Promise Zones" by the federal government. These zones, announced by President Obama in January, are intended to tackle poverty by focusing on individual urban neighborhoods and rural areas.

In the five Promise Zones — located in Philadelphia, San Antonio, southeastern Kentucky, the 


July 05, 2014 - News Local/State

Storms Hit Some Illinois Corn Fields Hard

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said this week that most of Illinois' corn crop is in great shape.  But some farmers in western and central Illinois suffered extensive damage from storms on Monday.


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