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Scam alert: Watch out for fake takeout websites

ROCKFORD -- As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, ordering takeout is still more popular than ever. The virus has also paved the way for scammer to crate fake food websites. “Watch out for fake food-ordering websites that scam consumers…

Online grocery ordering approved for 1.8M SNAP recipients

Staff Report SPRINGFIELD - Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services on Wednesday, announced the state's plan to enable 1.8 million SNAP recipients to purchase food from participating grocery retailers online has…

Official: Virus dangerous for meatpackers

By Stephen Groves Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Kulule Amosa's husband earns $17.70 an hour at a South Dakota pork plant doing a job so physically demanding it can only be performed in 30-minute increments. After each shift…