CHAMPAIGN – For many SNAP recipients, access to local produce can be cost-prohibitive if not outright unavailable, as local growers may not have the ability to accept Link cards, and purchasers may not be able to afford the produce out of pocket, according to a news release. The Land Connect…

Forty teen archers competed for top scores in the Illinois 4-H State Archery Shoot, Sept. 8 in Pekin, according to a news release. The competitors started the day in the wooded area around the Pekin Archers complex, where they shot both three-dimensional targets and flat field targets. In th…

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The Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the location for the business after hours from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 3, hosted by Iroquois Memorial Hospital located at 200 E. Fairman Ave. in Watseka, according to a news release. Participants are asked to use the IMH Main Lobby entrance o…

The Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce has plans underway for this year’s Fall Frenzy event in conjunction with the 39th annual Harvest Daze. Fall Frenzy is a local opportunity to enjoy local shopping Oct. 5-6, according to a news release.

CHAMPAIGN – For many SNAP recipients, access to local produce can be cost-prohibitive if not outright unavailable, as local growers may not have the ability to accept Link cards, and purchasers may not be able to afford the produce out of pocket, according to a news release. The Land Connect…

Brian and Debbie Grimes have recently donated two used standby generators that were being removed from service to the Watseka FFA. These generators will be used to allow students in mechanics …

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BEIJING (AP) — China has raised tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. imports in an escalation of their fight over technology policy following a deadline for President Donald Trump's latest increase.

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BANGKOK (AP) — Shares have fallen in Asia after China reportedly rebuffed a plan for talks with the U.S. on resolving their dispute over trade and technology. The slow start to the week followed a mixed close Friday on Wall Street, where an afternoon sell-off erased modest gains for the S&am…

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PANAMA CITY (AP) — At a recent closed door meeting, U.S. Treasury Department officials distributed a list of suspected shell companies that they believe senior Venezuelan officials have used around the globe to siphon off millions of dollars from food import contracts amid widespread starvat…

Jonathan “Jon” Levitt spent the last years of his promising young life battling the grips of a merciless addiction to opioids. Jon was an attractive and athletic young man. He excelled in sports, particularly hockey, was academically successful throughout his high school years, with a particular fondness for history, and was a gifted artist. By all accounts, Jon was the son most people dream of raising.

Flavorings used in e-cigarettes harm blood vessel cells in a way that could trigger future heart damage, according to a study published recently in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

The dilemma is all too familiar: It’s Monday morning, and you walk into your office to see someone has left a big box of donuts in the break room. Then, your coworker tells you there will be cake later, for yet another birthday celebration.

Research shows certain risk factors can increase the chances of developing cancer. Some of these factors, such as tobacco use, can be controlled. Others, like age and family history, are beyond our control, so F.F. Thompson Hospital is now offering cancer genetic testing to empower patients in minimizing risk.

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Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford will be hosting its annual Our Seasons Vintage bazaar from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Church Fellowship Hall located at 209 W Jones St, Milford.

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On August 26th, the Illinois Bicentennial Commission is sponsoring special events throughout the state to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Illinois’s first constitution. Motorcycle enthusiasts, for instance, will travel along historic Route 66 through Pontiac, Lexington, and Lincoln, bef…