Deere Q4 profit jumps 69% despite strike and supply problems

Deere & Co. said its fiscal fourth-quarter profit jumped 69% on strong sales of its agricultural and construction equipment despite a month-long strike that began near the end of the period. The Moline, Illinois-based company said Wednesday that it earned $1.28 billion, or $4.12 per share, in the quarter that ended Nov. 1. The results […]

Illinois families of 2 killed at concert file lawsuits

NAPERVILLE — The suburban Chicago families of two college students who were among those killed this month at the Astroworld concert in Houston have joined the growing ranks of those who are suing rapper Travis Scott and companies involved with the event. In their wrongful death lawsuit, the Naperville families of 20-year-old Jacob Jurinek and […]

Illinois bounces back with a win over Kansas State

KANSAS CITY — One night after a blowout loss to Cincinnati, the Fighting Illini men’s basketball team figured things out on offense well enough to beat former head coach Bruce Weber’s Kansas State team 72-64 at the Hall of Fame Classic. Illinois guard Alfonso Plummer connected on 7-9 three-pointers for 21 points. That long-range threat […]

217 Today: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021

Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 Today’s headlines: Governor J.B. Pritzker signed off on a new congressional map Tuesday designed to give Democrats a partisan advantage for the next 10 years. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is releasing his annual Holiday Safe Shopping Guide highlighting recalled toys and other products. One museum in Illinois is making a […]