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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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New IL Boating Laws

Law enforcement officials say Illinois boaters should be aware of new laws taking effect this year.

It's now a requirement to display a bright orange flag from the highest point of a boat's helm when towing a person such as a water skier.

The flag must be visible from all directions and be continuously displayed.

Starting next year, boating safety courses will

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EIU Searching for New Head Baseball Coach

The Eastern Illinois University Athletic Department is searching for a new head baseball coach.

The university announced they are not renewing the contract for head baseball coach Jim Schmitz and a search for his successor will start immediately.  

Schmitz completed his 21st season as the EIU head coach with the Panthers finishing the 2015 season with a 13-39 record. ... READ MORE >

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