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A Trump Policy Shift Gives Farmers in Key 2020 States ‘Exactly What We Wanted’ – The New York Times

.....Midwestern farmers and politicians delivered a message to President Trump: Fix the policies hurting corn prices and prompting ethanol plants to close, or risk alienating one of the most loyal parts of your political base. And last week, after a flurry of pressure from senators and criticism from agricultural groups, the Trump administration relented, saying that it would put forth rules designed to increase ethanol demand
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SHAKMAN dings KAEGI — CASTEN’s impeachment-palooza — BLACK MIDDLE CLASS exits Chicago — Benjamin Emanuel’s funeral service – Politico

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Good Monday morning, Illinois! Hard to stay focused on the homefront when the impeachment “tentacles” continue to spread.

SCOOP: Michael Shakman, an attorney who ferrets out patronage and related government wrongdoing, says Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi — who campaigned on cleaning up government — has been violating hiring practices.

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In a recent court filing, Shakman asked Magistrate Judge Sidney Schenkier to oversee the Assessor’s Office as it rolls out its job…

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Woman shot in the leg in Decatur | Top Stories – WAND

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – The Decatur Police Department is investigating a shooting this weekend. 

Details are few at this time, but here’s what’s been released so far: Police say it happened around 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

DPD says a 37-year-old woman was shot in the calf in the area of West Wood Street. Her injury was not considered life-threatening. 

Police on Sunday said the victim was uncooperative with officers and ultimately left a local hospital without being treated. 

Anyone with information should call Decatur Police or Macon County Crime Stoppers.

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Letter to the editor | Help available for area farmers – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

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A recent letter focused on a topic that I, as a longtime farmer, am very interested in: current stress levels amongst farmers. Low prices, floods, droughts and declining income have combined this year to make things difficult.

Our congressman, Rodney Davis is not only well-informed, he has been a leader in legislation that addresses help. He co-sponsored and helped pass a bipartisan effort labeled “the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network bill.” That…

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Bernard Schoenburg: Non-traditional candidate seeks nomination in 13th – The State Journal-Register

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Democrat BETSY DIRKSEN LONDRIGAN is being opposed in the party’s primary in March, though the candidate collecting signatures to qualify for that ballot in the 13th Congressional District is clearly not your traditional politician.

An immediate tip-off is the message on the long-sleeved shirt that STEFANIE SMITH is wearing in a picture on the homepage of her website, stefanie2020.com: “Support your local sex workers.”

In a telephone interview, Smith, 36, a native of LeRoy now of Urbana and an intern for a township where she works on issues such as sexual violence, poverty…

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AEW Dynamite Episode Set For Texas, Lucha Bros Advertised – Wrestling Inc.

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AEW has announced that their 11th Dynamite episode will air live from Garland, Texas.

The December 11 AEW Dynamite episode on TNT has been announced for the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex in Garland, TX. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 12 noon ET via Ticketmaster and AEWTix.com, and will start at $20.

As seen below, AEW stars featured on the Garland promotional graphic are AEW World Champion Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Dustin Rhodes, and Lucha Bros – Rey Fenix and Pentagon Jr. This may be the first Dynamite ads with Pentagon and Fenix on them.

Below are the current line-ups for the next few…

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