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State News
7:41 am
Mon May 4, 2015

New China at the White House from IL maker

New ""Kailua Blue" China at the White House.

Anyone from Illinois visiting the White House who's lucky enough to stay for dinner might just see tableware from back home.  The Obama administration chose Pickard China of Antioch to produce the tableware for state dinners at the White House. The "Kailua Blue" state china was used last week when the Obamas hosted a dinner for the Japanese Prime Minister and his wife. First Lady Michelle Obama helped design the set.//  

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State News
7:23 am
Wed September 3, 2014

The voices behind campaign ads

Think of radio and TV campaign ads as the soundtrack of an election season….

Deep and ominous voices sound the attack; sugary and optimistic voices signal support.  As part of our series on the “dark arts” of the campaign business, we meet the people behind the voices trained to influence the democratic process.

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Business
3:04 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Report: despite pressure, Caterpillar plans to attend Russian forum

Caterpillar still plans to sending a representative to a global economic forum in Russia this month despite pressure from the White House to cancel the trip. The New York Times reports White House aides are urging top officials from financial and industrial corporations to skip the forum in the face of international tensions with Russia over Ukraine. Caterpillar spokeswoman Rachel Potts says the company plans to be represented at the forum, but is monitoring the situation closely.

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Business
4:37 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Carp stakeholders push for Peoria processing plant

The Peoria area needs a facility to process carp from the Illinois River.  That's the message from government and fishing industry officials during a meeting to talk about the invasive fish.  The nearest processing facility is in Thomson, Illinois.  Area fisherman Orion Briney says having a local facility would boost his bottom line:

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