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Illinois corn harvest off the pace late into season

Corn production in Illinois is slightly behind pace this year, with 95 percent of the crop harvested statewide as of the middle of November, a couple percentage points below average. Mark Schleusener, Illinois state statistician for the…

After prodding, Rauner declares harvest emergency

YORKVILLE — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has declared a statewide harvest emergency to help agricultural workers hit hard by rain-related delays. The Republican issued a statement saying the declaration is in effect for 45 days starting…