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(Washington-jm) -- The American Soybean Association is concerned actions by the Environmental Protection Agency are breaking promises President Donald Trump has made to protect Renewable Fuel Standards. This week the EPA signaled that it is contemplating reducing proposed RFS volumes, including volumes that were finalized a year ago. The group says scaling back the standards endangers the biodiesel industry and would betray farmers. Total U.S. production of biodiesel was approximately 1.9 billion gallons in 2016.

 

 

(Springfield-jm) -- A suburban state lawmaker is proposing an assault weapons ban in light of the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday. Representative Marty Moylan of Des Plaines just filed legislation outlawing assault rifles and bump stocks in Illinois. He says it’s a matter of public safety…

 

 

State Representative Marty Moylan of Des Plaines. Moylan says he will push for passage during the fall veto session which begins later this month.

 

 

The Lake Iroquois Multi-Family Garage Sales will take place today and tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

 

(Rantoul-jm) -- The village of Rantoul is bringing back their Shop Rantoul First program. Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Belynda Allen talks about the program…

 

 

Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Belynda Allen.

 

 

(Buckley-jm) -- The village of Buckley will begin enforcing their ordinance on bars being closed in the village on Sundays. The move comes after two incidents at the Dutchmaster Bar. The village’s liquor ordinance states that no bars can be open on Sundays, however, at some point in time, the bar had been given permission to be open. The change will take effect December 1st.

 

 

(Paxton-jm) -- The Paxton VFW Post 4214 will be distributing poppies this Saturday from 9 to noon in downtown Paxton. Past Commander Glenn Kaiser says they will donate the money raised to three organizations…

 

 

Paxton VFW Post 4214 Past Commander Glenn Kaiser. The group has a rain date set for the following Saturday.

 

 

(Rantoul-jm) -- Baldwin Asylum in Rantoul is our WPXN Business of the Day today. Baldwin Asylum opens this evening for the season. Mark Dams with Baldwin Asylum talks about his crew…

 

 

He has some tips for coming out to the show…

 

 

Mark goeson to talk about some of the awards they have won…



He talks about some of the special effects and the people behind them…



Baldwin Asylum’s Mark Dams.

 

 

(Champaign-jm) -- A Parkland College Trustee has been picked to fill a vacancy on the Illinois Community College Board. James Ayers of Monticello was appointed by Governor Bruce Rauner to fill the vacancy by Jake Rendleman from John A. Logan Community College in Carterville. Ayers must be approved by the state senate.


 

(Springfield-jm) -- A new nationwide report card ranks the top 25 restaurant chains for their antibiotics policies and practices. More from Veronica Carter..



 

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Hoopeston United Methodist Church today from noon to 4 p.m.


 

(Paxton-jm) -- The Paxton Park District is gearing up for their winter sports season. One of the programs they will be offering is adult basketball says Paxton Park District Director Neal McKenry…



Paxton Park District Director Neal McKenry.


 

(Gibson City-jm) -- One of Gibson City’s water towers will show support for the city’s school. The council approved to spend up to $6,500 to have the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Falcon logo painted on the north water tower. Both water towers are being repainted this year.


 

(Undated-jm) -- With harvest underway many slow moving vehicles and farm implements will be out on the road. Diversified Services Abbe Insurance Agent Larry Abbe has some safety tips this harvest season…



Diversified Services Abbe Insurance Agent Larry Abbe.


 

 

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