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Illinois race riot site deemed suitable for monument status

Sep. 14, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois congressman says a Springfield site linked to the city's 1908 race riot has been deemed suitable for designation as a national historic monument. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis had asked the National Park Service last year to conduct a survey of the block-long site. He...

The Latest: Perdue says Trump to act on ethanol waivers

Aug. 28, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's visit to Illinois (all times local): 12:30 p.m. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says President Donald Trump will take action to soften the effects of oil refinery exceptions for blending corn-based ethanol in motor fuel....

Perdue says Trump will act to soften ethanol-waiver impact

Aug. 28, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Wednesday that President Donald Trump plans to soften the blow to farmers after his administration allowed some small oil refineries to avoid ethanol requirements. Speaking to farmers and agribusiness leaders in Decatur, Perdue declined to...

Scalise tells Illinois GOP it can recover by rebuilding

Aug. 15, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House brought a hopeful message to the beleaguered Illinois GOP Thursday. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the House minority whip, told the faithful at the Illinois State Fair's Republican Day that grassroots organizing and better ideas flipped his...

In early fundraising surge, vulnerable House Dems bank cash

Jul. 29, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican pathway for recapturing House control in next year's election charges straight through the districts of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents, especially freshmen. Judging from early but formidable cash advantages those lawmakers have amassed, ousting them won't be...