Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.
* Pillsbury Mills cleanup: Asbestos and other toxic material being removed. But it could come to a halt if there is no federal spending authority at the end of April.
* Trades jobs: Decatur EDC sponsors an annual tour of apprenticeship facilities, including Springfield, to highlight shortage of carpenters, plumbers, welders, electricians and such as an alternative to college.
* Apple Barn: The Chatham bakery, orchard and more has made five longtime employees part-owners; going employee owned unusual for a business that size.
*Pawnee power plant: Series of key votes coming up for proposed $1B natural-gas plant near Pawnee, including initial zoning hearing this Thursday and county board vote May 9 on extension of enterprise zone.