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(Springfield-jm) -- Recent wet conditions have left fields too wet to do fieldwork as we hear in the latest crop report. Even with only one inch of rain on average last week, only one day was suitable for field work says crop statistician Lee Tims…



State Crop Statistician Lee Tims. 23 percent of soybeans are planted with six percent of the crop emerged.



(Heyworth-jm) -- Several fire departments were called to a two vehicle accident near Heyworth Tuesday. The two vehicle accident occurred on old U.S. 51 at 700 N. One person had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital for their injuries. Firefighters from Bloomington and Downs assisted Heyworth firefighters.



(Farmer City-jm) -- Recycling was a big topic brought up at this week’s Farmer City city council meeting. Mayor Mike Jenkins says there is a lot of support for it…



Farmer City Mayor Mike Jenkins.


(Farmer City-jm) -- Schneider Elementary School could receive several upgrades this summer. The Blue Ridge School board is expected to approve remodeling the flooring in the office at Schneider as well as approve health life safety funds for phase 2 of window repairs and consider a camera system at Schneider. The school board will also consider a budget amendment at tonight’s meeting. The Blue Ridge School Board meeting gets underway at 7 p.m.


(Farmer City-jm) -- The University of Illinois Rowing Team is in Farmer City this week doing some work around the community. Coach Cameron Carter says they are giving back to the community…


University of Illinois Rowing Team Coach Cameron Carter.

(Springfield-jm) -- The Illinois General Assembly has about two weeks left in the spring session to reach a budget compromise. Talks on a possible “Grand Bargain” continue says State Representative Tom Bennett of Gibson City…
State Representative Tom Bennett of Gibson City.
(Springfield-jm) -- Legislation that would allow 16 and 17 year olds  to register for the state’s organ and tissue donor registry when they receive their driver’s license or identification card is being sent to the Governor. Under current law, an individual must be at least 18 years old to join the registry. Approximately 4,700 people are on the waiting list and about 300 people die each year waiting on an organ transplant.  For more information about becoming an organ and tissue donor or to join the registry visit your local driver services facility or go online to life goes on dot com.
(LeRoy-jm) -- The LeRoy School District will be working on some projects this summer. Superintendent Gary Tipsord talks about the projects…
LeRoy Schools Superintendent Gary Tipsord.
(Heyworth-jm) -- Students in the Heyworth School District will be receiving new upgrades. The school board is expected to approve a Project Fit Grant and accept bids for a greenhouse for the FFA program as well as consider the purchase of chromebooks for students. The Heyworth school board meeting gets underway at 7 p.m.
(Springfield-jm) -- Women are being urged to make their own health a priority during National Women's Health Week. This week marks the 18th annual observance led by the U-S Department of Health and Human Services. Veronica Carter reports…


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