Fisher graduate elected president of Illinois FFA

SPRINGFIELD — A Fisher resident and recent Fisher High School graduate has been elected president of the Illinois FFA, rounding out the organization's first all-female state-officer team.

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Campus Conversation: Kim Kidwell

The 90-year-old feed mill at the corner of Fourth Street and St. Mary's Road is showing its age, so much so that many people who drive by think it has been abandoned, says KIM KIDWELL.

Wired In: Gabriel James Price

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet GABRIEL JAMES PRICE, a University of Illinois Ph.D.

Are local municipalities' grass-height codes really cut and dry?

CHAMPAIGN — Your home may be your castle, but your city probably has the last say about how high your lawn can grow.

Both Champaign and Urbana require homeowners to keep their grass height to 8 inches. That includes grass on the parkway — the area between the sidewalk and the street that is technically public property but the homeowner's legal responsibility to mow.

EU set to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods in July

BRUSSELS — The European Union on Wednesday announced it will start imposing duties from July on a list of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe.

Rantoul organization bracing for massive influx of migrant workers

RANTOUL — About three times more migrant workers than usual are expected to spend the summer working in Rantoul, leaving the leader of a local center scrambling to try to meet some of their needs.

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UI set to break ground on new $11 million feed mill in September

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois has set a date to begin construction on a new feed mill, paving the way for the demolition of the more than 90-year-old structure just south of State Farm Center.

Construction is set to begin Sept. 8 at its new site near Curtis Road and Race Street at the UI's South Farms in Urbana, developer Peter Fox said in a letter to The News-Gazette.