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Harvest issues mount for Ukrainian farmers

By Daniel Grant
| July 20, 2022

Ukrainian farmers dealing with unimaginable challenges from the Russian invasion are facing even more difficulties as wheat harvest gains steam.

Illinois Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program returns

By Kay Shipman
| July 20, 2022

A federal-state conservation program has returned with incentives and rental payments to improve water quality and wildlife and aquatic habitat.

Air quality specialist: It’s important to understand livestock’s role in climate

By daniel grant FarmWeek
| January 31, 2022

Farm animals don’t play near the role in emitting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as some suggest. In...

January 31, 2022


USDA pegs Illinois No. 1 for soybeans, No. 2 for corn output

By daniel grant FarmWeek
| January 31, 2022

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service final crop production estimates for 2021 confirm a b...

Miscalculations can start war

By gregg bonelli For the Daily News
| January 31, 2022

In 1852 Napoleon III, the Catholic leader of France, demanded greater rights from the Ottoman Empire...

Better politics, smarter government: Illuminating Illinois’ triumphs and travails through literature

By john T. shaw
| January 24, 2022

Several years ago, the staff of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute was preparing for our Renewin...

January 24, 2022


Richard Irvin is a Republican. Period.

By rich miller
| January 24, 2022

Irvin might not be enough of a Republican for the purists. And Democrats might want to weaken Irvin ...

Flick: Of Natalie Wood’s death....or muder

By bill flick
| January 24, 2022

Sam Perroni remembers the first time he met actress Natalie Wood. They were together in The Normal T...

Get away

December 26, 2021

Oh, what an amazing year!

| December 26, 2021

And so 2021 is at its end, a 12-month set that contained 365 days, or 8,760 hours, or 525,600 minutes, or 31,536,000 seconds.  Or, in only 750 words?

Joy to the world, Build Back Better’s demise has come

By Chris Talgo
| December 26, 2021

On December 19, just days before millions of Americans gather for Christmas festivities, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered a much-needed early present to the nation when he let it be known that he would not vote in favor of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill.

Who's in charge

December 23, 2021


December 21, 2021

Between the merry, those holiday snafus

| December 21, 2021

While the idea of Christmas is peace, love, calm and endless traditions, think about it … many of the memories that stick most prominently are those that instead featured something a bit unusual or out-of-the-ordinary.

Inviting Illinois college students to consider the challenge of ‘One Illinois’

| December 21, 2021

Editor’s Note: This op-ed was distributed by Capitol News Illinois on behalf of the Paul Simon Publi...

President's men

December 15, 2021


December 13, 2021

One thing not to give for Christmas

| December 10, 2021

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