Farmland owners sue wind farm company

WATSEKA — The owners of farmland used to build the Pilot Hill Wind Farm in Iroquois County are suing the wind farm's developers, arguing that they are still owed money for access roads built on their property and for damage done to their land during construction.

PODCAST: Vikram Amar, UI College of Law Dean, on SCOTUS decisions

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Virkam Amar, Dean for the University of Illinois' College of Law, weighs in on Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decisions and the term.


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Dick Van Dyke slept here

FAIRMOUNT — It wasn’t the daily wine tastings, the spacious suites or the rustic setting that Sleepy Creek Vineyards’ out-of-state guests enjoyed most about their three-night stay last week.

No, the highlight of Dick Van Dyke and wife Arlene’s visit to Vermilion County was Hobie, the winery’s brown Maine coon house cat.

Study: Trump budget, tax plans add at least $10 trillion to debt

ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Heading out of town: Independence Day travel to break record


NEW YORK (AP) — It's going to be a busy holiday weekend on the nation's highways.

Chipotle looks to recover with temporary loyalty program

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle is introducing a temporary loyalty program intended to get customers back into its stores following a series of food scares.

Dems: Clinton never personally denied Benghazi security

MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Ex-police sergeant can serve cover-up sentence at home

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former New Orleans police sergeant convicted in the cover-up of deadly shootings following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 will be allowed to serve what's left of his three-year sentence at home.

Court upholds reach of U.S. gun ban for domestic violence

JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press

UPDATE: Former Illini basketball player due in court Wednesday

New 12:21 p.m. Monday:

Champaign police said a fight over a cell phone led to the arrest of a former Illini basketball player over the weekend.