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7 factors that will drive U.S., global ag markets over next decade

Where is trade policy under the Biden administration headed? What will influence markets? Read more

McMullin named to UA Deans List

Bridget McMullin, of Loda, was named to the University of Alabama Deans List for Spring Semester 2021. Read more


Lake Escape returns after 2020 COVID-19 cancellation

LODA ─ Runners will return to the starting line for the running of the Lake Escape 5K/10K/Kids 1K this month after it was cancelled last ye… Read more


Agritourism poised as summer travel accelerates with pent-up demand

With people ready to travel and summer vacations starting, Illinois agritourism is prime for the newest tourism trends – outdoors, family o… Read more


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A fingerprint, whisper networks and Instagram: How Philly strippers banded together as cops tracked a serial rapist

PHILADELPHIA — After the first rape last month, women in Philadelphia’s sex-work and strip-club industries were on edge for days, sharing physical descriptions of the attacker on Instagram and whispering to coworkers to drive home in pairs. ”This is just one of those stories that caught wind,” said a woman who performs under the name BammRose, and founded Stilettos Inc., a Philadelphia sex ... Read more


To land 'Loki,' Kate Herron had to pull out all the stops. How she won over Marvel

As a teenager, Kate Herron was obsessed with the "Lord of the Rings" films. In particular, she recalls heading to theaters repeatedly with friends who shared her passion to see "The Two Towers" (2002), the second installment in director Peter Jackson's trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy novel. She even wrote "Lord of the Rings" fan fiction. "It was very silly," the British ... Read more


Two neighborhoods, one Black and one white, team up to bring a skatepark to West Baltimore

BALTIMORE — That warm day in June 2013, West Baltimore neighborhood leader Marvin L. “Doc” Cheatham was campaigning for the House of Delegates on the other side of town when he heard someone calling him: “Doc!” “Who here knows me in a majority-white neighborhood?” Cheatham thought to himself. He turned around and saw a few Black teenagers on skateboards. They had ridden about 3 1/2 miles from ... Read more

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Iroquois Memorial Hospital

200 E. Fairman Avenue, Watseka, IL 60970


Watseka Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Jeep Inc

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Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services in Watseka

1490 E Walnut St, Watseka, IL 60970


Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce

110 S 3rd St, Watseka, IL 60970


Sleepy's Auto

414 W. Walnut St., Watseka, IL 60970


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