Praising The Onion for uniting its business and editorial operations in Chicago, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has declared today “The Onion Day” to celebrate the digital media company’s consolidation of its headquarters in Illinois.
Formerly based in Madison, Wis., with its editorial staff headquartered in New York City, The Onion consolidated its media operations in Chicago this month, which will include a new studio for digital video production.
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.
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.
Grafton, with about 700 residents, is located about 40 miles northeast of St. Louis.