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2020 election shows too many unopposed

Nearly every other Illinois lawmaker in the General Assembly may be unopposed in the 2020 election. That’s higher than the national average of just under one-third. Of 118 Illinois House seats up for grabs, 54 will be the only choice from the state’s major parties in November. Twelve of the 20 senators up for re-election won’t face opposition from the other party, but a number face primary challenges.

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Farm Economy expectations for 2020

Illinois farmers have less optimism for 2020. That’s according to the latest Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting member survey. Historic flooding, delayed planting and harvesting and the ongoing trade wars played a role in a sluggish farm economy and continued uncertainty. Farmers said ratification of USMCA and expanding investments in waterway infrastructure while defending the biofuel market were major priorities.

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Carle Cissna Park Closed for Repairs

Carle Milford welcomes Cissna Park patients during closure for repairs to Carle Cissna Park. As crews fix issues caused by leaking pipes, Carle Cissna Park patients can receive needed care at the Milford location. Aaron McCray, APN, plans to see patients at 322 N Chicago St., Milford, through Dec. 17. Carle is calling Cissna Park patients with appointments Dec. 9 – 17 to alert them to the location change. Cissna Park patients who need an appointment during that time should call (815) 889-4011.

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Glenn Raymond Lady Utes Win Regional Champiosnhip

The #2 seeded Glenn Raymond Lady Utes 8th Grade Basketball team defeated the #1 seed Judah Christian Tribe to win the IESA 2A Regional championship on Friday night.

Brianna Denault's steal and layup with 8 seconds left gave the Lady Utes the win 33-32.

Watseka was led in scoring by Jasmine Essington's 17 points and Ava Swartz with 10 points.

Watseka takes a 18-5 record to the Sectional at Salt Fork on Wednesday at 6:30pm vs. Paris.

2019 8th Grade Regional Champs

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Anhydrous ammonia leak closes rural highway

Officials reported a leak of anhydrous ammonia in rural Benton County, forcing a stretch of highway between Oxford and Boswell to be closed. A cloud alerted emergency agencies. The cloud was formed from a 1,000 gallon tank leaking near 500 E and 200 S Roads.

Anhydrous ammonia is a flammable chemical used in fertilizer.  It can be extremely hazardous.

First responders on scene said no one in the nearby homes had to be evacuated, and there was no immediate threat to the public.

This incident was the second such anhydrous ammonia leak in the immediate area. The Reynolds Co-Alliance Facility in White County, Indiana also reported a leak.

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