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Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:00 am

Legislation would have sidestepped rulemaking process

 Illinois is taking too long to approve regulations for a controversial oil and gas drilling method, according to a coalition of businesses. They simply asked lawmakers to speed things up with le
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Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:00 am

Law would keep troubled kids with their adoptive families

 Illinois lawmakers voted to end a practice known as “planned abandonment” of adopted kids, but the state’s poor fiscal condition will likely limit the state’s ability to enact the change
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Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 am

Cost and access to relief questioned

 Illinoisans want their medical marijuana sooner, cheaper and with fewer restrictions.At a May 21 public hearing in Springfield, several speakers asked the state to speed up the program’s imple
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Belz doesn’t want case coming back to him

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit over Illinois’ pension reform law won’t get a decision on the defendants’ arguments just yet, thanks to an informal ruling today by a Sangamon County judge who said he wants to do the case by the book so it doesn’t get sent back to him later.
Summerguide
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Sign up for one of these events, then train for it. If you enter, you’re a winner.

 When life gets busy, staying fit often takes a back seat. But there’s an easy way to stay committed to your workout: sign up for a race.Simply wanting to be in shape will only get you so far,
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Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Feds would pay to create health insurance exchange

If state lawmakers don’t act soon, Illinois could miss out on hundreds of jobs and $500 million in federal dollars to establish a state health insurance marketplace. As end of the spring legislative
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Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:00 am

CWLP faces tough choice on old boilers

 Springfield City Water, Light and Power must decide whether to upgrade or decomission its three oldest boilers in light of changing pollution regulations, and the utility’s decision could affe
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Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:00 am

Proposed regulation part of major shift for Illinois EPA

 Livestock producers in Illinois oppose a regulation that would require feedlots to register with the state, but a legislative panel appears poised to approve the regulation.The proposal is part
Feature
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:00 am

Public money pays for FutureGen to reinvent an outmoded energy source

 Coal has powered the world for hundreds of years because it is a relatively cheap and reliable source of power. But it’s also filthy, creating messes at every step from the mine to the smokest

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