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- USDA: Illinois corn, soybean faring well SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois’ corn crop is maturing faster than normal and faring well.The USDA said in its weekly crop-status update that 81 percent of the state’s corn is rated as either good or excellen
- Regional Education Office consolidation not easy SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — With 11 months to go until deadline, Illinois officials are still working out the details of upcoming mergers of Regional Offices of Education around the state.The State Board of Education approved a new map last fall cutting
- Ash borer confirmed in Muscatine County DES MOINES (AP) — A beetle that destroys ash trees has been confirmed in Muscatine County, making it the 11th county in Iowa to have an infestation of the emerald ash borer.The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a larva collected in Muscatine
Hatch blasts Branstad for nixing $1M solar grant
Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch says Gov. Terry Branstad's decision to return a $1 million solar energy grant shows that utility companies are calling the shots in his administration.
Iowa sheriff faces questions about jailer's affair
An Iowa sheriff says he's been subpoenaed to testify about his office's investigation of a jailer who had an affair with a slain pregnant woman.
Gov. Branstad praises veteran support program
Military veterans are finding jobs in Iowa with the help of a new state program, Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday.
Woman drowns while tubing on Wapsi
Authorities have identified the 29-year-old woman who drowned while tubing down an eastern Iowa river over the weekend.
Iowa Juvenile Home's closing cut options for girls
Some court officials are concerned the Iowa Juvenile Home's closing has created an unequal system where girls don't have the same options.
- Quinn, Rauner use jobs claims as campaign weapons CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — When it comes to the jobs question in Illinois' gubernatorial race, Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner wield economic numbers like political weapons.But a closer look shows the picture isn't as clear as either candidate clai
Iowa State U. ordered to pay $650K to ex-employee
The Iowa Supreme Court is ordering Iowa State University to pay $650,000 to a former employee who was the subject of vicious mistreatment by superiors.
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