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Ferrero is bringing its first-ever production center in the United States to central Illinois

(Springfield-jm) -- Lawmakers are due back in Springfield next week for the fall veto session. The six day veto session begins Tuesday, with a few items already on the docket. The legislature is expected to take up newly drawn Congressional district maps, as well as a correction to the Clean Energy Bill that just passed last month. The change would ensure the four thousand dollar rebate for buying an electric car applies to all of Illinois, says Governor J-B Pritzker…

 

 

Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker. Another topic that may be discussed includes the state’s parental notification law for teens seeking an abortion.

 

 

(Undated-jm) -- The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 2,913 new and probable COVID-19 cases and 39 additional deaths. The seven day positivity rate has fallen to 2.6 percent. Champaign County is reporting 54 new cases and 2 additional deaths. Vermilion County reported 34 new cases and 3 additional deaths. Ford and Iroquois Counties did not have a report Wednesday.

 

 

(Bloomington-jm) -- Ferrero is bringing its first-ever production center in the United States to central Illinois. The confectionery company Ferrero Group broke ground on its new chocolate processing facility in Bloomington. The new production center will mean a $75 million investment in the city and will bring up to 50 new jobs.

 

 

(Washington-jm) -- Higher stocks are putting downward pressure on corn and soybean prices. Stephanie Ho reports…

 

 

(Springfield-jm) -- Watch your mail, you could be getting a letter from Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs’ office about unclaimed cash or property. More than 25 thousand letters have been sent, letting people know that they have property waiting for them says Treasurer Frerichs…

 

 

State Treasurer Mike Frerichs. This batch of letters represents millions of dollars worth of cash, property and stock. Additionally, Frerichs says they have sent out another nine thousand notifications through the “Money Match” program. If you receive one of those, just cash the included check.

 

(Ludlow-jm) -- A Ludlow man has been sentenced to 3 years probation for drug possession. Hunter Whitson pleaded guilty in Champaign County court to possession with intent to deliver meth. Whitson also pleaded guilty to DUI drugs and reckless driving in a separate incident that occurred in December.

 

(Washington-jm) -- USDA's October WASDE report says the nation's soybean stocks were higher than expected. Stephanie Ho reports…

 

 

The Iroquois County Public Health Department will host a flu shot clinic today at the Citizens State Bank in Milford from 9-10:30 am and at The Garage Community Center in Gilman from 1-3 pm.

 

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