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University of Illinois to open second solar farm

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Some professors at the University of Illinois have cautioned that 55 acres of land being set aside for the institution’s second solar farm should instead be preserved for agricultural work or research. The proposed site of the new solar project is a few miles south of ...Read more

Chicago police seize $1 million worth of marijuana

CHICAGO (AP) — Three men have been arrested on felony drug charges after police seized more than $1 million worth of marijuana during raids of a condominium in Chicago and a home in a nearby suburb. Brothers Ruben and Sergio Estrada and Saul Garcia each were taken into custody on Monday and ...Read more

Bicentennial Passport Program concludes with prizes

LASALLE – While the Illinois Bicentennial Passport Program may be over, passports are still being handed in to the I & M Canal Corridor Association for prizes. According to Program Coordinator Mara Moore, over 50 passports have been received from the program to win prizes for the number ...Read more

Hemp Cultivation on 2018 Federal Farm Bill

SPRINGFIELD – The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to pass the new Farm Bill, voting 87-13. According to LaSalle County Farm Bureau President David Isermann, while the bill is yet to be ratified, a compromise from the Senate and the House Agriculture Committees added the legalization of ...Read more