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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor of the State Journal-Register.

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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis:

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Dwayne Andreas, whose company Archer Daniels Midland helped transform agriculture into big business but was rocked by a price-fixing scandal in the 1990s, has died. He was 98.

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register’s Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

The latest data shows the number of unemployed Illinois residents is at its lowest since September of 2007.

But officials with Governor Bruce Rauner's administration say Illinois is still lagging when it comes to job growth.

 Caterpillar says CEO Doug Oberhelman will retire from the company next year and will be replaced with Jim Umpleby, an executive who has  worked at the company for more than three decades. 

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

Illinois Solar Tour

If you want to learn more about solar energy and how it can be put to use in your home or business, there's a good opportunity for a firsthand look this weekend. It's the annual Solar Tour.  

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Sean Crawford talks with the Business Editor of the State Journal-Register Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis:

Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register's Tim Landis,

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North Dakota authorities are sending officers from across the state to the site of a protest in anticipation of a federal judge's ruling on a request by the Standing Rock Sioux to block construction of a four-state oil pipeline.

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  Gov. Bruce Rauner recently signed legislation extending how wind farms are assessed from this year’s original sunset date out five years. The wind farms generate tens of millions of dollars each year.

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

On this week's report:

* Enos Park Artist in Residence - Springfield Art Association and Enos Park Neighborhood Association have asked for more than $80,000 in Tax Increment Financing assistance to buy a home and launch the program with the goal of artists eventually going out on their own and opening shops, buying homes etc.

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