Boeing To Build Navy Aircraft At MidAmerica, Invest $200M

SPRINGFIELD — Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing Co. will invest $200 million to manufacture the U.S. Navy’s latest unmanned aircraft at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport. Officials from the company, local and state government made the announcement Friday at the airfield in Mascoutah, southeast of St. Louis. Boeing plans to manufacture the MQ-25 Stingray, the Navy’s first […]

Illinois To Expand Vaccine Eligibility Ahead of April 12 Universal Rollout

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday that more groups of people will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of April 12 when everyone over age 16 will become eligible. Starting Monday, March 22, higher education staff, government workers and members of the media will be eligible to receive shots. A […]

Highway Interchange Upgrades In Champaign Begin This Week

CHAMPAIGN – Prepare for highway lane closures and a lot more orange construction signs in Champaign. Starting Wednesday, construction crews will begin rebuilding the 56-year-old U-S 150 bridge over I-57.  It is part of an Illinois capital program that will lead to the reconstruction of the entire I-57 and I-74 interchange. The Illinois Department of […]

News Around Illinois – February 21, 2020

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Higher Profits, Lower Sales For Deere In First Quarter Despite a decline in sales, profits rose for John Deere in first quarter results reported Friday morning. Profits rose four per cent to $1.63 per share, compared with $1.54 last year at this time. Worldwide sales fell four percent, to 7.6 billion dollars. For its two […]