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EPA official: Carbon rules built on methods in use
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A top official from the Environmental Protection Agency told utility regulators from 14 states Wednesday that its new plan to target global warming by cutting power plants' carbon dioxide emissions is based on methods already in place across the nation, and not on untested technologies or ideas.Continued ...
Power plant rules stoke Illinois fracking debate
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The newly released federal plan to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants triggered a new line of debate Tuesday over whether fracking in coal-rich southern Illinois may be part of the answer.Continued ...
Gay marriage becomes focus of governor's race
CHICAGO (AP) — After weeks of focusing on Illinois' mammoth financial problems, the governor's race turned to the issue of same-sex marriage Monday as gay couples took vows under the state's new law.Continued ...
Illinois Legislature OKs 'incomplete' 2015 budget
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Legislature sent a new state budget to Gov. Pat Quinn Friday that majority Democrats acknowledge puts off tough decisions about whether to slash spending or find new sources of revenue — including possibly making Illinois' temporary tax increase permanent — until after the November election.Continued ...
House advances $1B capital bill; budget vote looms
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — After an exceptionally harsh winter that damaged roads and bridges across the state, the Illinois House advanced a plan to fund $1 billion in new transportation projects that could begin as early as this summerContinued ...
Democrats cooperate with probe of Quinn's program
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In a potential election-year embarrassment for Gov. Pat Quinn, Illinois Democrats said Wednesday that they'll continue cooperating with a legislative review of his $55 million anti-violence program, which a key Republican called a "shameless, useless waste of taxpayer dollars."Continued ...
- Illinois House advances 2015 budget
- Democrats regroup, craft budget without higher tax
- Bill seeks to jump-start 'fracking' in Illinois
- Sen. Kirk wants probe of new VA hospital claims
- Illinois redistricting group lacks signatures
- Some Illinois Democrats defy leaders on tax rises
- Illinois lawmaker pushes again for gambling plan
- Felon faces gun charge tied to deadly bank robbery
- Illinois House Democrats reluctant to pass budget
- Judge halts Illinois pension overhaul until ruling
- Illinois Democrats advance budget with tax rise
- IDOT hires had political clout
- Lawmakers head home, tax vote still ahead
- Illinois school funding data fuel reform debate
- EPA official: Carbon rules built on methods in use