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  • Senator Rose and Agriculture Director Nelson to host Tool Shed Town Hall in LeRoy

    State Sen. Chapin Rose and Dept. of Agriculture Director Philip Nelson will host a free Tool Shed Town Hall meeting for area farmers, those in the agriculture industry, and leaders of area farm bureaus to discuss agriculture policy and how to make Illinois an even bigger leader in the agriculture industry. read more...
  • Illinois Job Growth Lags Nation

    The latest report from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) shows the state ended July with an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent, down from 5.9 percent in June. Illinois also gained about 1,900 nonfarm payroll jobs, but job growth continues to trail behind other states. IDES Director Jeff Mays said if Illinois employment growth had matched the rest of the nation this year, “Illinois would have added 40,000 more jobs by now.” read more...
  • Regulation Reform = Economic Growth

    Gov. Rauner signed legislation during the week that supporters said is an example of what can be accomplished when political parties and opposing interests work together for the benefit of the entire state. read more...
  • The World’s Best Schools Are in Illinois

    One bright spot for Illinois’ future remains its institutions of higher learning. Illinois universities and colleges are among the best in the nation and the world, according to one newly-released report. read more...
  • Farmers prepare for harvest

    With both corn and soybean crops nearing maturity, farmers are prepping their combines to get ready for harvest 2015. read more...

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