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Index shows ag companies fare well in hard economy

Since 2007, much of the American economy has stumbled through a difficult period, but agriculture-related firms have enjoyed four profitable years thanks to heavy demand for corn and other crops.Full story

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Energy firm pays to use Fighting Illini name

The University of Illinois has agreed to let a Texas-based energy company use the Fighting Illini name to sell power in exchange for what it says will be at least $250,000 a year. Full story

U of Illinois workers agree to new contract

The University of Illinois and a union that represents about 800 food and building-service workers have reached a deal on a new contract and averted a strike. Full story

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Ohio State University's Jared Sullinger and David Lighty celebrate in the closing seconds of their NCAA basketball game against the University of Illinois in Champaign
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Ohio State University's Jared Sullinger and David Lighty celebrate in the closing seconds of their NCAA basketball game against the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Frank Polich (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Ohio State University's Jared Sullinger waves to Illinois fans as he walks off the court after they defeated the University of Illinois in their NCAA basketball game in Champaign
Ohio State University's Jared Sullinger waves to Illinois fans as he walks off the court after they defeated the University of Illinois in their NCAA basketball game in Champaign

Ohio State University's Jared Sullinger waves to Illinois fans as he walks off the court after they defeated the University of Illinois 73-68 in their NCAA basketball game in Champaign, Illinois January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Frank Polich (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Ohio State University guard Lighty and Illinois forward Cole battle for the loose ball in the first half of their NCAA basketball game in Champaign
Ohio State University guard Lighty and Illinois forward Cole battle for the loose ball in the first half of their NCAA basketball game in Champaign

Ohio State University guard David Lighty and Illinois forward Bill Cole battle for the loose ball in the first half of their NCAA basketball game in Champaign January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Frank Polich (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Pictured is Wrigley Field, lined for next Saturday's college football game between Northwestern University and University of Illinois Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 in Chicago.