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FREEPORT — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will stock Yellow Creek in Krape Park, 1799 S. Park Blvd., with rainbow trout, and fishing will open at 5 a.m. April 4.The trout stocking is part of the DNR’s Catchable Trout Program. Any trout caught before 5 a.m. April 4 must be released. An enforced limit of five trout per day will take effect.A fishing licence and inland-trout stamp are required for anyone 16 years and older. A fishing license costs $15...

Posted at 6:00 AM

MONMOUTH — Monmouth is dragging itself out of the recession that plagued it for years as leading employers in the area hope to increase the number of people on its payroll.

Posted at 6:00 AM

GALESBURG — Signs the recession is in the rearview mirror are starting to pop up across the nation, looking at unemployment numbers, but the economic climate in west-central Illinois has remained somewhat stagnant.

Posted at 5:45 AM

Top employers by cityNumbers from participating newspapers in west-central IllinoisKEWANEE1. Great Dane Limited Partnership Inc. (manufacturer of...

Posted at 5:30 AM

PEORIA — Residents breathed a sigh of relief when Caterpillar Inc. announced in February that its corporate headquarters would stay in this central Illinois city where barges ply the Illinois River even in winter.Caterpillar, maker...

Posted at 5:00 AM

Tom Briggs grew up in the Home Folks grocery store.Now 87, retired and living with his wife Peggy in Moberly, Mo., Briggs got a call last week from a Class of 1945 Kewanee High School classmate Ted Vlahos telling him to call Dave...

Posted at 4:15 AM

Macomb's largest employers have headed into a potentially unpredictable year as the state's economic climate and employment have yet to be determined. Two, however, are proceeding forth with new hires in 2015 plans.

Posted at 4:00 AM

Analyst expects Illinois will see steady growth in 2015

Updated at 10:53 PM

Amid the state's ongoing budget negotiations and a proposed plan to cut $400 million from higher education appropriations, Western Illinois University trustees on Friday approved hikes to tuition, room and board and student fees.

Updated at 10:44 PM

Park commissioners voted Thursday to sell nearly $1.5 million in general obligation debt certificates to finance improvements at Veterans Park.

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 9:33 PM

West Prairie middle-schoolers show off technology skills at fair

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