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Illinois ag chief says floods, broadband priorities

Jerry Costello II has some decorating to do in his office.
The new director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture still has framed pictures stacked against a wall in his mostly empty corner office in Springfield. You could forgive him, though; he’s been on the job since just last Monday.
Among the few things on Costello’s desk are a family portrait and an old dairy cowbell passed down to him through generations.
“Agriculture is a passion of mine,” he said Wednesday. “It’s something that’s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.”
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