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ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS BRIEFS

  Ontario first jurisdiction in North America to curb bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides. A new rule that goes into effect July 1 will reduce 80 percent of the neonicotinoid-coated corn and soybean seeds planted in the province by 2017. Scientists have…

Is Rauner’s ‘turnaround’ fair play?

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Gov. Bruce Rauner’s turnaround agenda could seriously hurt everyday people. And it wouldn’t be a double-whammy. It would be more like a quadruple-whammy. Squared. The Republican’s proposed cuts to human services in particular could weaken everything from health care and…

DISTRICT 150 SINGS

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Anyone with a brain knows the board and administration of School District 150 is dysfunctional. Too many of their decisions are so ridiculous one has to laugh. I’m still laughing after listening to a jingle produced for the school district…

West Peoria News

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The West Peoria Residents’ Association is sponsoring the 18th Annual Jamboree Run Saturday, June 6 at the corner of Heading and Sterling avenues. The 4-mile run, 1-mile fitness walk, also features Children’s Fun after the race ends for children 5…

Environmental News Briefs

Mother Jones: Bird flu is slamming factory farms but sparing backyard flocks. Why? Avian flu is spreading among commercial egg and turkey farms and has killed 36 million birds mostly in Iowa and surrounding states. Scientists can’t explain why this…