Farm to Food Bank program looking for right mixture

If a convenient process existed that offered a minimal amount of money to farmers for surplus specialty crops, Cook County farmer Ruth Zeldenrust would be on board. “From a farmer’s…

State schools superintendent announces retirement

State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carmen Ayala has announced plans to retire at the end of her current contract, which concludes Jan. 31. Ayala has served as state superintendent…

Diesel supply tight, but it won’t run out

The supply of diesel fuel has become uncomfortably tight this fall, drumming up concerns about future availability. The U.S. started the month with about a 25-day supply of diesel in…

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