Politics & Government

August 19, 2011 5:15 PM

How's the national political scene playing in Peoria? Poorly

The seed store here that Nick Vespa inherited from his grandfather is prospering in tight times, benefitting from a renewed interest in home gardening and do-it-yourself yard work. But Vespa worries about the future of family businesses like his, an anxiety that only grew over the summer as he watched Congress and President Barack Obama feud with each other over raising the nation's debt ceiling.

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