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Indiana Unemployment Stays Below National Average

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.5 percent for February and remains lower than the national rate of 3.8 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana’s unemployment rate now has been below

Crash Releases Thousands Of Piglets

CASEY, Ill.  — Illinois State Police say a livestock hauler ran off the road and overturned on Interstate 70 in Clark County. About 3,000 piglets were let loose. Nearly 100 piglets died in the crash Friday near

Purdue Removes Plastic Straws, Moves To Paper

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University replaces plastic staws with paper on West Lafayette campus. The transition was completed earlier this month. Officials estimate the campus used 650,000 plastic straws in the past year. The West Lafayette

Fewer Want To Take Over The Family Farm

EDWARDS, Ill.  — Illinois agriculture officials say the number of farms in the state is going down, but the remaining operations are growing bigger as aging farmers struggle to find successors. The Journal Star and the Associated