Illinois Organic Farmers Adapt as Industry Changes

ATLANTA, IL (AP) — Organic farmers in Illinois are adapting their business practices due to a shift in the local market prompted in part by large grocers offering organic produce and meal-kit startups gaining popularity. Many small organic fruit and vegetable producers have traditionally relied on sales through community-supported agriculture programs, in which community members…

Hawley Doesn’t Use Email While Doing Attorney General’s Work

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Despite promoting himself as an advocate for transparent government, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is one of only two statewide officials who doesn’t use email for official business. Critics say by refusing to use email Hawley, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, avoids creating public records of his office’s work.…

St. Charles-Based American Railcar Industries Announces Definitive Merger Agreement

St. Charles, MO  (KTRS)  St. Charles-based American Railcar Industries announced  that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with ITE Rail Fund. John O’Bryan, President and CEO of ARI, commented, “ARI is a highly respected company in the railcar industry with a rich history of growth and innovation for over 20 years. The sale…

Major Case Squad Activated In Double Murder In North County

Vinita Park, MO  (KTRS)  The Major Case Squad is investigating a double murder in Vinita Park. Investigators say officers responded to a shooting in the 2100 block of Penfield  around 1 a.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, officers found  a 35-year-old, black female and a 45-year-old, black male, dead. The names of the victim’s haven’t been released. Investigators…