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Spring Planting

For years the demand for corn was high and so were prices. But in recent years that has changed. News Watch's Jesse Guinn spoke with area farmers who agree the agricultural economy is once again shifting. Both Dailey and Newby say they've taken advantage of the weather and they say neighboring farmers have too. Newby says farmers typically prefer to have corn planted by May 20th. And they say READ MORE>

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Abrams to Miss Second Straight Season

Illinois point guard Tracy Abrams will miss a second straight season after tearing an Achilles tendon.

Coach John Groce says Abrams tore his left Achilles during practice Monday.

Abrams missed last season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Illinois could ask the NCAA to give the senior another year of eligibility.

The injury leaves Illinois w

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Cubs Release Edwin Jackson

The Cubs released right-hander Edwin Jackson on Monday, one week after he was designated for assignment.

Jackson was 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 23 relief appearances for the Cubs this season.

Signed to a four-year deal worth $52 million before the 2013 season, Jackson struggled badly over his first two years with the Cubs, going 14-33 with a 5.58 ERA and was moved to the bull ... READ MORE >

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