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DOW SURGES (January 16, 2018)

The Dow topped 26,000 for the first time Tuesday, just 12 days after hitting the 25,000 milestone. Stocks continue to surge amid rising hopes that... read more

DEPORTING ‘DREAMERS’ NOT TOP PRIORITY (January 16, 2018)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chief Kristjen Nielsen said Tuesday that immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children won’t be a top federal... read more

#ILLINOIS LOSING BILLIONS (January 16, 2018)

Illinois has lost $3.4 billion in income to neighboring states since 2010. That’s a big problem for Illinois, which is losing residents to other states.... read more

MORE AMERICANS UNINSURED (January 16, 2018)

More than 3 million more Americans lacked health insurance at the end of 2017 compared to the end of 2016. More people deciding not to... read more

STATE LEGISLATORS FOCUS ON 2021 MAP (January 16, 2018)

Most Illinois voters know the state is getting ready for elections. They may not know about the behind-the-scenes jockeying over who will control the legislative... read more

Unified Carrier Registration Now Available (January 8, 2018)

Registration is now available for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) effective January 5, 2018. The fees, normally due January 1 of each year, had been... read more

Dicamba Training Offered (November 17, 2017)

New Label requirements for dicamba use in 2018 require specific training on product use. If you have a private pesticide applicator license and plan to... read more

UCR Registration Delayed (November 10, 2017)

The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Board of Directors has announced that the start of the 2018  registration period will be postponed until further notice.  They’re... read more

Dicamba: Where We’re At & Where We Go From Here (November 10, 2017)

Dicamba. It’s been on the lips of farmers, scientists and consumers alike this year – and for good reason. Complaints of damage due to drift... read more

At the Farm Gate: Gagging on Health Insurance Premiums Like a Horse Pill (November 8, 2017)

When 2018 begins, the annual premium for my private health insurance plan will have increased by 121 percent in five years. I have spreadsheets tracking... read more

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