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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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Man Pleads Guilty to Damaging EIU Property

A Downer's Grove man accused of causing damage to a building on Eastern Illinois University's campus pleads guilty.

20-year-old Robert Martin was arrested on EIU's campus last January.

Police say they were called to Buzzard Hall on Eastern's campus where they found broken windows and doors and damage to walls.

Martin was charged with criminal damage to a fire fi

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U of I Games in Springfield Include In-State Foes

The Illinois athletic department announces a schedule for its men's basketball team that includes two in-state schools for its games this November in Springfield.

The Illini will play four regular-season games and an exhibition at Springfield's Prairie Capital Convention Center this fall while renovation work is completed at the State Farm Center on campus.

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