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Grain Bin Safety highlighted for Farm Safety Week

SPRINGFIELD – One of the most dangerous places on a farm are used most often this time of year, grain bins. OSHA notes that more than half of deaths in grain entrapment cases are would-be rescuers and about seven in ten occur on family farms. OSHA has a number of tips to help prevent ...Read more

Ottawa pledges support to passenger rail project

  OTTAWA – The city of Ottawa is all aboard the Peoria to Chicago passenger rail service. On Tuesday night officials passed a resolution of support as well as $16,000 in financial participation in the application to the federal rail service. Cities like LaSalle, Peru and Utica are also ...Read more

Farm safety for kids should be a top priority

OTTAWA – It’s never too early to start a conversation with kids about farm safety. About every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident and each day, about 33 children are seriously injured. For National Farm Safety Week, families are reminded to make your farm safe for ...Read more