• R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    In this week’s roundup of news for Illinois farmers and rural dwellers, we focus on the slow recovery from abysmal field conditions across the state hampering planting progress with…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    The meteorological events of the past few weeks have served as a reminder that while political shiftings and legislation affecting agriculture comes and goes with election cycles, the…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    This week’s roundup of news bits for Illinois farmers and rural dwellers features info on Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s efforts to secure funding for worn-out locks and dams on…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    With Earth Day 2017 in our rearview mirror, testimony to Illinois farmers’ commitment to land, air and water stewardship continues to pour in. We’ve got the latest info on producers’…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    This week we spotlight Earth Day (April 22) and some of the conservation farming efforts taking place throughout the state. Also in the news: pork producers from Illinois lobbied for…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    This week: Despite legislation introduced in the Illinois State Senate that would tighten regulations for large swine operations, the state’s livestock industry took another step…

STATE NEWS

Illinois bail reform law draws mixed reviews

Cash-bail reforms signed into law June 9 by Gov. Bruce Rauner are a good first step, but need more strength to really affect the number of persons who are held in jail because they…

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