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Sewer project grant plans moves forward

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley is pursuing a community development block grant for sewer projects. The city made a motion to approve the application fees of the project assisted through the North Central Illinois Council of Governments at Monday’s meeting. If approved, the CDBG grant would ...Read more

Illinois farms get bigger, fewer as farmers age

EDWARDS, Ill. (AP) — The number of farms in Illinois is going down, but the remaining operations are growing bigger as aging farmers struggle to find successors, according to agricultural officials. The Illinois Farm Bureau says the state has 71,000 farms, down from 241,000 farms a century ...Read more

Rockford housing agency using heat to kill bedbugs

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A public housing agency in northern Illinois is using special heat machines to get rid of bedbugs. The bedbug problems could delay the transfer of elderly residents who live at Brewington Oaks, which is being demolished after 50 years. The Rockford Housing Authority ...Read more