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  The wet start to the corn planting season is expected to reduce the amount each acre produces this year, but farmers are planting so much of the crop that they're still likely to bring in a record amount.In a report released Friday, the U.S.

Despite late start, officials say record corn crop likely

Updated: 5/10/2013 04:17 PM

  Investors are in love with small stocks because they stand a greater chance of surging ahead than large, global companies do if the U.S. economy continues to fare better than Europe.

Stocks rise for third week in a row

Updated: 5/10/2013 03:55 PM

  A new report shows 200 people who dined at one of Las Vegas' most popular restaurants about a block off the Strip have reported food poisoning symptoms, making it the largest outbreak southern Nevada health officials have seen in at least a decade.

Hundreds sickened after dining at Vegas restaurant

Updated: 5/10/2013 03:33 PM

  The owner of the ADOGO Pet Hotel in Minnetonka, Minn.,is pursuing a vacant 16,857-square foot office/warehouse in Vernon Hills for a second location. John Sturgess estimates the investment in renovation, equipment and marketing coudl reach $1...

Vernon Hills considered as expansion site for Minnesota-based pet hotel

Updated: 5/10/2013 12:32 PM

  More than 40 health centers throughout Illinois will be able to apply for $6 million in federal funding to help people sign up for insurance under the new health care law. The funding was announced Thursday by U.S. Health and Human Services...

Illinois health centers to get $6M to help enroll uninsured

Updated: 5/10/2013 06:26 AM

  More than 40,000 uninsured military veterans in Illinois could have new access to health insurance under the national health overhaul law, according to a new interactive tool based on U.S. census data. About 13,000 veterans — one-third of...

Expanding Medicaid could help 13,000 Illinois vets

Updated: 5/10/2013 06:26 AM

  For those financially strapped shoppers who can't wait for layaway, Sears has another option.Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. is launching a program at its namesake department stores that will allow shoppers unable to qualify for credit to...

Sears launches new lease-to-own program

Updated: 5/10/2013 06:26 AM

  "American Idol" finalist Angie Miller won't be tickling the ivories on this season's final showdown. The piano-playing 19-year-old singer from Beverly, Mass., was revealed Thursday to have received the fewest viewer votes on the Fox talent contest,...

'American Idol' down to final 2 singers

Updated: 5/10/2013 06:34 AM

  Beautiful, delicious, aromatic and self-sufficient, herbs represent a form of perfection in the garden. Culinary herbs are singularly suited to growing in pots and other containers — they love a dry, airy perch.

How to get the most out of your herb garden

Updated: 5/9/2013 01:36 PM

  Catch Joe Wray from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Rugan's in Antioch — a wine and martini bar and alehouse serving tapas. Or enjoy the best of Latin music — including salsa, bachata, cumbia and merengue — from 8 p.m. to 2...

Night life events: Catch live music at Rugan’s

Updated: 5/9/2013 01:25 PM

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