Organizers of the Cornfed Film Fest in Macomb believe their debut was a hit so they’re preparing a sequel.
Committee member Nancy Crossman said organizers are working to make Cornfed even bigger and better this year.
“We’re hoping that this year we’ll have almost all independent films,” Crossman said.
"Buy Illinois!" That's the message the state's Department of Agriculture has for consumers.
The state is promoting the idea by encouraging grocery stores and farmers' markets to take part in its new "Where Fresh Is" campaign.
Jennifer Tirey of the Agriculture Department said Illinois shoppers are more inclined to buy food if they know it's grown on Illinois farms.
"It's always great to be a fan, a consumer, a purchaser of those locally-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables," said Tirey.
Southeastern Community College can proceed with a temporary expansion of its Keokuk campus.
Law enforcement officers from southern and eastern Iowa say banning guns and ammo is not the key to keeping children and communities safe.
A third of Illinois residents live in, or a very near poverty levels. That’s the finding of a new report which also shows some of the counties with the highest poverty rates are in Western Illinois.