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  • Connecticut: A Pricey State For Raising Kids

    Connecticut: A Pricey State For Raising Kids
    We live in a beautiful state, but, according to this article from the Huffington Post, we also reside in a very pricey area for raising children.  Connecticut is listed as the 9th most expensive state, in terms of child care bills, housing costs and several other factors.
  • Rep. Andy Harris should support PAST Act [Letter]

    Rep. Andy Harris should support PAST Act [Letter]
    Maryland has a long history of producing some of the nation's finest horses. In 1970, efforts to end the cruel practice of "soring" in horses were led by Maryland Sen. Joseph Tydings. The Horse Protection Act, which resulted from his work, outlawed...

    Illinois' spreading forests build state's economy

     Illinois' spreading forests build state's economy
    — On a remote patch of Livingston County, Jim and Dixie Vogel's 266-acre Hidden Ranch offers a glimpse of a sleeping giant in Illinois' economy. The Vogels are farmers in the Prairie State, where 75 percent of the land is devoted to agricultural...

    District 214 may quit federal school lunch program

     District 214 may quit federal school lunch program
    A northwest suburban high school district is looking to quit the National School Lunch Program, giving up about $900,000 in federal aid before strict new guidelines would restrict some fundraisers such as school bake sales. Starting in July, the Smart...

    Stocking up on hamburger, 40 pounds at a time

    Some bulk buyers of fresh beef products, seeking relief from a big spike in meat prices, have found an alternative to Costco, with drive-through access instead of a crazy parking lot. Dozens of cars queued up on Monday at Papa's Tree Farm, nestled...