Chicago-Based Vienna Beef Recalls Hot Dogs; Could Contain MetalMore than 2,000 pounds of Chicago-based Vienna Beef hot dogs are being recalled because they might contain metal fragments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
Illinois SNAP Benefits Continue Through February During Government ShutdownSNAP benefits will be funded through the end of February but will be issued on or before Jan. 20.
USDA Program Overwhelms Illinois Food Banks With Milk
Beef Recall Nearly Doubles Due To Salmonella Contamination In 26 States Including Illinois JBS Tolleson, Inc. recalled over 12 million pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport Tuesday.
Kroger Supplier Recalls 35,000 Pounds Of Ground BeefA Kroger supplier is recalling more than 35,000 pounds of raw ground beef that may be contaminated with hard plastic.
Chicago Animal Welfare Group Applauds New Puppy Mill RegulationsA 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.
Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government GiveawayConveniently-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.
Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are HungryIn 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.
Gov. Quinn Asks For Drought Disaster Designation In IllinoisGov. Pat Quinn is asking for Illinois to be designated a drought disaster area.
'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.
Oak Park Food Pantry To Cut Services To 13 CommunitiesThe Oak Park-River Forest Food Pantry is narrowing its scope by cutting 13 communities — about 500 people per month — from its client base.
More Ground Turkey Recalled Because Of SalmonellaCargill 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.
36M Lbs. Of Turkey Recalled In Salmonella OutbreakMeat 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.
Nutrition Labels On Meat Coming SoonWhat'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.