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State EPA Asks Landfill for Storage Plans

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Governor Pat Quinn believes approvals a central Illinois county gave to a landfill did not include the potential storage of toxic PCBs the facility's owner now wants to store.

If that's true, Quinn spokesman Dave Blanchette says state law might allow the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw its approval of the plan to store toxic waste at the Clinton Landfill in DeWit ... READ MORE >>

Illinois Crop Report

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois' corn crop is maturing faster than normal and faring well.

The USDA says in its weekly crop-status update that 81% of the state's corn is rated as either good or excellent.

82% of the crop is silking, 12 percentage points better than the average of the previous five years.

The department says roughly three-quarte ...

Terre Haute Hospital Announces Job Cuts

Monday, 21 July 2014

A health care system that includes a Terre Haute hospital says it will cut 150 jobs by the end of the year.

Union Hospital announced the cuts in a letter to its employees last week.

The letter from chief executive Pat Board says Union must reduce its costs by an estimated $200 million by 2020 to remain financially strong.

Union Health includes Union Hospital in ...

Mattoon Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Child

Thursday, 17 July 2014

A Mattoon man is in jail accused of sexually assaulting a child.

Police say 34-year-old Robert Price was arrested Wednesday evening. They say the arrest happened in the 3000 block of Shelby Avenue.

Price is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a class X felony. If convicted, he faces six to 30 years in prison.

Authorities say Price committ ...