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    New rules for pet food and animal feed

    by  • October 25, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Amid incidents of pets dying from dog treats, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited rules to make pet food and animal feed safer. The rules put forward Friday were not the direct result of this week’s problem. They stem instead from a sweeping food safety law passed by congress almost three years...

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    Dangerous weed found in Ill. crops

    by  • October 25, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The University of Illinois says a weed that can badly damage corn and soybean crops has now spread to at least 26 counties in the state, including Fayette, Clinton, Washington and Jefferson. Palmar amaranth originated in the southwest but in recent years has spread east. According to the university, it can also be tough...

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    Costume contact lenses can be dangerous

    by  • October 25, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    If you’re buying colored contact lenses for your Halloween costume, make sure they’re from a licensed eye care professional. This warning comes from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, which regulates  dispensers of eyeglasses and contact lenses. If they don’t come from a licensed dealer, they may not fit right, which can...

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    Murray closure delayed indefinitely

    by  • October 25, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Department of Human Services is confirming this morning that the closure of the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia has been indefinitely postponed. DHS spokeswoman Januari Smith told the Associated Press that the closure of the Murray Center is being rescheduled because of a pending court case. The decision comes eight months...

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    Settlement nears in lawsuit over Schnucks breach

    by  • October 24, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The suburban St. Louis-based grocery chain Schnucks Markets has agreed to a settlement in a class-action lawsuit stemming from a computer system breach that compromised credit and debit cards of about 2.4 million customers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a preliminary settlement was presented to St. Louis Circuit Judge...

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