Accidents, injuries and a death at ADM Decatur raise concerns for workers’ safety

Just months before he was planning to retire, 66-year-old Robert Dautel was killed in an accident at the railyard just off of the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) West plant in Decatur, Illinois. On April 11, 2023, Dautel was in a locomotive operated remotely by a trainee. The locomotive struck a line of 25 stationary rail cars, crushing […]

217 Today: Northern Illinois juvenile detention centers non-compliant in education and discipline

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 Today’s headlines:  After taking a two-week break, Illinois lawmakers are back in Springfield Tuesday – with some unfinished business to attend to. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Senate approved a new master’s degree Monday in game development. The Fighting Illini women’s basketball team lost in overtime Monday night against the Purdue Boilermakers, 77 […]