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(Springfield-jm) -- The warm weather helped keep harvest progress moving along as we hear in the weekly crop report. 38 percent of corn has now been harvested, behind last year’s pace and the five year average. Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener says 64 percent of the corn crop is rated in good to excellent condition. Turning to soybeans


State Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener. 30 percent of winter wheat has been planted and average statewide topsoil moisture improved to 24 percent very short, 37 percent short and 39 percent adequate.



(Undated-jm) -- A dispute between an area hospital and a health insurance company could mean the loss of coverage for some patients. OSF Healthcare announced Tuesday they will no longer be apart of Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois’ network beginning January 1st. The action began when Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois announced plans to drop three, large OSF hospitals from its network. OSF responded by terminating Blue Cross agreements with most of its other hospitals. Both groups have said they will continue negotiations.



(LeRoy-jm) -- Replex is LeRoy will be offering a program starting Monday to help girls gain more self confidence. Spokesperson Corey Owens talks about the girl strong program…



Replex in LeRoy Spokesperson Corey Owens.



(Mansfield-jm) -- The Northern Piatt Fire Protection District is Mansfield will hold an open house as part of Fire Prevention Week. The open house will take place today from 4 to 8 p.m. Activities include fire truck rides, giveaways and a chili supper. Fire Prevention Week runs October 8th through the 14th.



(Washington-jm) -- Forecasts for corn and soybean crop production have been all over the place this season, but history proves USDA's October forecasts are usually very accurate. Gary Crawford reports…



(Champaign-jm) -- Two area men are among nearly a dozen people to submit their applications for the vacancy on the Parkland College Board. George Johnston of Monticello and Michael Smith of Mahomet join 11 others in filling the vacancy. The Parkland College trustees will independently review the applications to determine which candidates will move forward in the selection process and receive an interview. The interview schedule will be determined once top candidates have been identified.    


(Springfield-jm) -- The Illinois Lottery is launching its latest Ticket for the Cure game, benefiting breast cancer research. The popular ticket is still going strong says Lottery Acting Director Greg Smith, raising more than 12 million dollars since its inception…

Lottery Acting Director Greg Smith. The Ticket for the Cure game costs three dollars to play and offers a top prize of 50 thousand dollars.


(Downs-jm) -- The village of Downs has a vacant trustee position. The village is looking for someone interested in filling the position. To be eligible, those interested must be a registered voter and a resident of Downs for at least 1 year. The person in the position will be in office until April 30th, 2019. For more information or to fill out a registration form visit village hall.


(Rantoul-jm) -- An area travel agency will be hosting a special cruise night tomorrow night. Anywhere Anytime Journeys in Rantoul is holding their cruise night tomorrow from 5:30 until 8:30 at their location inside Lindsey Lane Bridal in downtown Rantoul. Founder and CEO Brad Martin says one of the topics they will discuss is the need for insurance…

Anywhere Anytime Journeys Founder and CEO Brad Martin.


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