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USDA: less than half of corn planted in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) — A wet spring delayed planting of the Illinois corn crop. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says as of June 2, Illinois farmers have sown corn in 45% of the acreage dedicated to the crop. That is 53% below the five-year average. Of the seeds that have been laid, only 32% have ...Read more

Dixon Man Wakes to Finds Nude Intruder in Home

DIXON – A naked man was discovered in a home in Dixon by the homeowner when he awoke on Thursday. The Dixon Police say that they were called to the 200 bock of South Dement Avenue for a reported home invasion. When officers arrived they were told by the resident than a man was nude inside ...Read more