Thank An Insect: Hundreds Of Jobs Tied To Protein Venture

DECATUR — Archer Daniels Midland and a French company announced plans to produce protein from insects in Decatur, a venture that is expected to create hundreds of jobs. The site will be owned and operated by InnovaFeed at ADM’s Decatur corn processing complex. Construction is targeted to begin in 2021. InnovaFeed creates oils and insect-based […]

IL Teen Charged In Killings Posts Bond; Poses With ‘Silver Spoons’ Actor

KENOSHA, Wis. — An Illinois 17-year-old accused of killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin was seen smiling in a photo with his lawyer and “Silver Spoons” actor Ricky Schroder being released from custody by posting a $2 million cash bond. Prosecutors accuse Rittenhouse of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during […]

Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down City Of Sparta’s Policy On Police Citations

SPRINGFIELD — The state’s highest court has struck down a southern Illinois city’s policy that partly evaluates police officers on the number of citations officers issue, finding it violates an Illinois law prohibiting ticket quotas. On Thursday, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the labor union that represents police officers in the […]

State Reports 126 More COVID-19 Deaths As Tier 3 Mitigations Take Effect

SPRINGFIELD – The state reported another 126 COVID-19-related deaths Friday as Tier 3 mitigations took effect statewide and virus-related hospitalizations continued to increase. That brought the death toll since the pandemic began to 11,304 out of 634,395 confirmed or probable cases. The newly reported deaths occurred in people ranging from their 20s to older than […]