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A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Chicago Animal Welfare Group Applauds New Puppy Mill Regulations

A local group that’s been working to put puppy mills out of business applauds a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to impose restrictions on breeders who sell dogs on the Internet.

WBBM Newsradio–09/11/2013

New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012

The leaves of many trees in Illinois have been left wilting, curling, and turning brown due to the severe drought conditions in most of the state. (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn Asks For Drought Disaster Designation In Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn is asking for Illinois to be designated a drought disaster area.

07/23/2012

School lunch (CBS)

‘Pink Slime’ Could Be On Your Kids’ School Lunch Menu

“Mystery meat” has been a staple in school lunchrooms for decades, but now the federal government is reportedly buying millions of pounds of ground “pink slime” that has raised serious concerns from scientists.

03/07/2012

West Suburban Community Pantry (CBS)

Oak Park Food Pantry To Cut Services To 13 Communities

The Oak Park-River Forest Food Pantry is narrowing its scope by cutting 13 communities — about 500 people per month — from its client base.

10/22/2011

Ground turkey (CBS File Photo)

More Ground Turkey Recalled Because Of Salmonella

Cargill Inc. announced a second recall of ground turkey products Sunday after a test showed salmonella in a sample from the same Arkansas plant tied to a recall issued last month.

09/11/2011

Ground turkey (CBS File Photo)

36M Lbs. Of Turkey Recalled In Salmonella Outbreak

Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of turkey after a government hunt for the source of a salmonella outbreak that has killed one person in California and sickened dozens more. The Agriculture Department says it is one of the largest meat recalls ever.

08/04/2011

Meat

Nutrition Labels On Meat Coming Soon

What’s for dinner? Soon, you’ll have a better idea. New labels will be showing up on the meat, chicken and pork you buy. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports on how they could help consumers make smarter choices at the grocery store.

CBS 2–12/29/2010