May 2019

They grow WHAT in Illinois?

Illinois is known for many things – the Land of Lincoln, City of Big Shoulders, home to Superman, the Chicago Bears, Cubs and White Sox, and the list goes on. Agriculture is a major economic driver and 85 percent of the Prairie State is covered in fields, most which grow corn. However, there are some […]


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They grow WHAT in Illinois?

Illinois is known for many things – the Land of Lincoln, City of Big Shoulders, home to Superman, the Chicago Bears, Cubs and White Sox, and the list goes on. Agriculture is a major economic driver and 85 percent of the Prairie State is covered in fields, most which grow corn. However, there are some […]

Role model, survivor, friend

While the first day of spring brought hope of warmer weather for many, Cathie Smith spent it a little differently. She sat next to a bright blue birthday cake in a busy Mexican restaurant surrounded by some of the people she loves most. Her grandchildren presented her with a birthday present she will never forget […]