• R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    In this week’s rural and farm news roundup, we have details of the biggest purchase in John Deere and Company’s 180-year history, and how that deal puts them in position to take…

  • McLean County News Briefs

    McLean County News Briefs

    McLean County Construction projects mean long-term road closures Portions of the Route 9 state highway will be closed in both directions through Tuesday, Aug. 15 as efforts to replace…

  • McLean County Calendar of Events

    McLean County Calendar of Events

    JUNE 22   Learn About Essential Oils Thursday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, 2200 E. Washington, Bloomington $10 Learn how to use these natural alternatives to…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    The nation’s eyes turned briefly on the needs of agriculture — as it relates to trade — when the president stumped for inland waterways infrastructure repairs funding as part…

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…

NIU President walks away with $600,000 settlement

Northern Illinois University President Douglas Baker, who resigned as of June 30, will walk away with one year’s salary, plus a payoff for not taking a job as an instructor at the…

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