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Watch now: Coles County motorists adapt to fuel prices

“The economy has reopened, and demand as a rule is close to normal levels,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.

Documents: State Farm CEO made $20 million in 2020

The documents were filed with the Illinois Department of Insurance and obtained by The Pantagraph through the Freedom of Information Act. 

'The result of runoff': Our series on Central Illinois farming

Illinois has some of the most valuable soil on earth. Fertilizers keep yields high. Now farmers are playing a crucial role in making sure our water remains safe. A look at our three-part series: "The result of runoff: What's being done to keep our water clean."

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Watch now: Charleston, Mattoon school districts in need of additional bus drivers

Backup bus drive lists can be depleted quickly by extra assignments and by drivers calling in sick during a school day.

12 photos of Charleston locations from our archives

A look back at history photos of the Charleston area. 

Watch now: Mattoon finishing up expanded summer school program

The Mattoon school district's final classes in its Jump Start expanded summer learning program are scheduled to conclude in late July.

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