Portions of the federal farm bill were extended through September as part of the fiscal cliff deal. Consumers can breathe a sigh of relief — milk prices won’t double this year after all. But some Illinois farmers are not so happy.
The bill's passage on a bipartisan 257-167 vote in the House sealed a hard-won political triumph for the president less than two months after he secured re-election while calling for higher taxes on the wealthy.
The city of Chicago has demolished more than 250 vacant buildings this year in an effort to eliminate potential gang hangouts in high-crime neighborhoods.Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement Thursday the demolitions are part of a joint initiative between Chicago police and the city's Departmen