In this March 3, 2014 photo sows at Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Ind., lay in nesting boxes, left, inside a larger group pen, while another eats inside an electronic feeding stall, right. Animal rights activists have been pushing hog farmers to move pregnant pigs into group pens from individual gestation stalls often too narrow for the animals to turn around. (AP Photo/M.L.Johnson)

Hog farmer: PED virus “devastating”

CLARK COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) – It’s been tough-going for hog farmers since 1998, and it’s only gotten tougher in the last year. A new virus has…

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Spring planting down due to weather

ILLINOIS – The U.S. Department of Agriculture said spring planting in the nation’s Corn Belt is down due to both soggy and cold weather. The…

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Tanning salons adjust to new Illinois law

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Illinois tanning salon owners say they’ve adapted to a law banning customers under 18 from using their tanning beds. The…