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New rules could cost 140,000 Illinoisans SNAP benefits New rules could cost 140,000 Illinoisans SNAP benefits

New rules could cost 140,000 Illinoisans SNAP benefits

The Trump administration is about to impose new regulations that would tighten eligibility rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, in a way state officials say could cut off benefits for an estimated 140,000 Illinoisans. Gov. J.B. Pritzker blasted the new rules, calling them “cruel” and suggesting they are being enacted for other political purposes.

Illinois harvest running behind schedule Illinois harvest running behind schedule

Illinois harvest running behind schedule

As the month of December arrived, many Illinois farmers were still working to harvest their corn and soybeans — the state’s two largest field crops — and agriculture officials are anticipating one of the smallest harvests in recent years.

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