business en Simon says today is ‘The Onion Day’ <p>Praising <em>The Onion</em> for uniting its business and editorial operations in Chicago, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has <a href="">declared</a> today &ldquo;<em>The Onion</em> Day&rdquo; to celebrate the digital media company&rsquo;s consolidation of its headquarters in Illinois.</p><p>Formerly based in Madison, Wis., with its editorial staff headquartered in New York City, <a href=""><em>The Onion</em></a> consolidated its media operations in Chicago this month, which will include a new studio for digital video production.</p><p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:56:35 +0000 WNIJ 15834 at Simon says today is ‘The Onion Day’ Grafton carp-plant project gets $1.9 million state boost <p>Developers of an Asian carp-processing plant in the Mississippi River town of Grafton are getting $1.9 million in help from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for the project.</p><p>That includes a $1.4 million low-interest loan to American Heartland Fish Products, with the remaining money for infrastructure improvements related to the plant.</p><p>Grafton, with about 700 residents, is located about 40 miles northeast of St. Louis.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 15:47:01 +0000 WNIJ 14634 at