Unease On The Farm Dims Outlook For Deere In 2020

Deere’s profit during the fourth quarter dropped 8% and it issued a weak forecast for 2020 as U.S. trade disputes and bad weather squeeze its biggest customer, the American farmer. It’s the first time that the manufacturer laid out its expectations for next year and it sent shares down almost 4% at the opening bell. […]

News Around Illinois – November 27, 2019

State Crop Sustainability Goal Is Centuries Away PEORIA – Illinois is still two centuries away from hitting towards its goal of planting enough cover crops to make a significant dent in nutrient pollution in waterways. That’s according to a coalition of environmental groups responding to the state’s recently-released biennial Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy report.  Nutrient […]

Gun Ownership Case Asks IL Supreme Court: Can A Convict Ever Own A Gun?

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The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could determine whether a person convicted of battery can still own a gun. The plaintiff is Shawna Johnson, a southern Illinois woman, who had her Firearm Owner I-D — or FOID — card revoked by the state police, and she’s suing to get it back. Johnson […]

Tennessee Museum Director Fired For Gettysburg Address Loan

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.  — The new director of a Tennessee museum was fired from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum for lending out an irreplaceable copy of the Gettysburg Address. A Friday report by the Illinois Inspector General says Alan Lowe lent the document to Mercury One for a “pop-up museum” last year. Mercury […]