News

Sen. Kirk Wants to End a Sweet Deal

Sen. Kirk Wants to End a Sweet Deal

 

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and Democratic congressman Danny Davis say they want an end to federal government price protections for sugar farmers. The Farm Bill that passed this month leaves intact the government’s Depression-era program, which supports prices and protects growers from foreign competition. The Illinois lawmakers say 130,000 U.S. jobs have been lost to overseas competitors over the past 15 years because of the sugar program.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Durall Named Acting Circuit Clerk

sangamon_county_building_3

A temporary replacement has been named for retiring Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Tony Libri.

in Local

Jobe Changes Proposed Food Truck Ordinance

jobeuber

Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe is tweaking his ordinance to restrict where food trucks can operate in Springfield in relation to existing brick and mortar restaurants.

in Local

Duckworth Stops in Springfield for Senate Candidacy

Tammy Duckworth

More than nineteen months out, we know the name of one Democrat who wants to be elected to the U.S. Senate, to the seat now held by Republican Mark Kirk.

in Local

Should Clearlake Dissolve?

I Voted Stickers

There may be one less community in Sangamon County a week from today.

in Local

Proposal: No More Frivolous Lawsuits from County Jails

jail

County jail inmates who abuse the court system with lawsuits a judge deems "frivolous" would be penalized with loss of their "good time" credit, under a bill being considered at the Capitol.