Category Archives: economy

Hy-Vee Breaks Ground, Open Set For Spring ’14

Springfield residents living near South MacArthur Boulevard could have a new grocery store in the neighborhood by this time next year. Iowa-based chain Hy-Vee held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning in the parking lot of the old Kmart store and … Continue reading

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My Farm Roots – Lessons From The Farm Crisis

My Farm Roots, a series from WUIS and Harvest Public Media, tells Americans’ stories and memories of rural life.  Because when you hail from farm country, roots run deep. Times are good on the farm right now, but that hasn’t … Continue reading

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Agriculture Pushes For ‘Right To Farm’

Individual state constitutions across the nation spell out a host of guaranteed rights for their citizens. For example, same sex marriage or collective bargaining. But what about the right to farm?  From the WUIS Harvest Desk,  Bill Wheelhouse reports on … Continue reading

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WUIS / SJ-R Business Report: May 21, 2013

A major medical expansion, the retail boom continues in Springfield and we update farmers’ planting progress on this week’s business report with Tim Landis, Business Editor of the State Journal-Register:   Play mp3  

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Art Of Illinois Wine Festival This Weekend

A glass of wine with your art show?  Try the Art of Illinois Wine Festival in downtown Springfield.  It runs from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the southwest corner of Fifth … Continue reading

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Sangamon County Employers Have Mixed Outlook

The survey of employers find many have positive expectations for their own firms, but have a negative overall outlook for the coming year.  Ashley Kirzinger, Director of the UIS Survey Research Office, spoke with us about the findings: Play mp3 … Continue reading

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Search For “The Midwest Farmer’s Daughter”

Most people are aware that there are fewer farmers today than 30 years ago. But what about the celebrated icon of the farmer’s daughter? One man who grew up on a multi-generation farm in Iowa and watched what the years … Continue reading

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