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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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Health Care Company Plans to Hire Hundreds in Decatur

A Florida-based health care technology company says it's planning to hire 300 people in Decatur.

Convey Health Solutions says it will open an office in Decatur and need to hire a mix of permanent, seasonal, full-time and part-time workers.

A job fair is planned for August 11th and 12th.

The company is moving into the Fairview Park Plaza space, which has been vac

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Law Firm Releases Report on Player Mistreatment at U of I

A Chicago law firm hired by the University of Illinois to investigate allegations of racially motivated mistreatment made by former women's basketball players concluded in a report released Monday those charges are unfounded.

Seven former players sued the university, coach Matt Bollant, athletic director Mike Thomas and others on July 1st, alleging Bollant and some other coaches used ... READ MORE >

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