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Slow down, be aware: Safety is key this planting season

  By HANNAH SPANGLER FarmWeek The first week of April was cold, windy and wet but the start to planting season is still on the radar for Illinois farmers. And safety is key. With slow-moving vehicles on roadways, the driving public and farmers should be extra careful to prevent accidents and ensure everyone gets home…

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U. S. Steel stockholders approve transaction with Nippon Steel

Combination Will Create “Best Steelmaker with World-Leading Capabilities” Stockholders’ Approval Represents Key Milestone Toward Completion of Transaction PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Following the special meeting of stockholders (the “Special Meeting”) held earlier today, United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) (“U. S. Steel”) announced that, based on the preliminary vote count, U. S. Steel stockholders overwhelmingly voted to…

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Swansea Rotary donates $15,700 to the St. Clair County Child Advocacy Center

Donations were raised during the paddle raise at the Club’s Rotary Round Up event During a recent meeting, the Rotary Club of Swansea donated $15,700 to the St. Clair County Child Advocacy Center (CAC), a nonprofit organization that provides a safe, child-friendly environment for conducting forensic interviews, support for the children and their families and…

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St. Louis Fed to host annual Minority Networking Event on May 9

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis invites professionals from across the greater St. Louis area to attend its fourth annual Minority Networking Event. The hybrid event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT on May 9, 2024. Attendees will have an opportunity to network and learn about a wide variety of career…

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Regulators weigh future of gas industry in Illinois, while clamping down on Chicago utility

  Illinois Commerce Commission sparked controversy among unions      By ANDREW ADAMS Capitol News Illinois aadams@capitolnewsillinois.com CHICAGO – Natural gas is fueling a fight between consumer advocates, a powerful utility company and the state. Amid competing advertising campaigns, accusations of mismanagement and state decarbonization efforts, the Illinois Commerce Commission is starting a process that will shape…

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Giannoulias calls for disclosure of lobbyist contracts

Bill would give secretary of state more power to enforce ethics laws By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – For decades, lobbyists in the Illinois Statehouse have been required to report how much they spend wining, dining and entertaining lawmakers. Currently, though, there is no law requiring lobbyists to disclose how much they…

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