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    Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    The head of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce says the state has a real shot at luring a huge new Toyota plant here, believe it or not. In an interview, chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch confirmed talk that the automaker, in partnership with another Japanese car manufacturer, Mazda, has "really zeroed in" on a site in Rochelle, which is near Rockford in northwest Illinois. And the odds of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Political, Business News, Economic
    Friday, September 01, 2017
    MAHOMET, Ill. (WCIA) -- A lot of people are jumping in with relief efforts and there's a team right here in Central Illinois that prepares year-round to dive in. They're called the Swift Water Rescue Team and they're located in Mahomet. Cornbelt Protective District is MABAS certified. That means they're able to help out in large scale emergency situations both in and out of the ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Friday, July 07, 2017
    FY2017 ended June 30 without a budget in place for the State of Illinois. Legislators stayed in Springfield over the holiday weekend in order to negotiate or force through a package to keep state finances a float. Elected officials were facing a mountain of pressure, citizens demanding a budget, bond agencies threatening junk bond status and a federal judge ruling the state must pay an extra ...read more
    Categories: Business News, Chamber, Community, Economic, Political, Press Release