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    McCarter explains limits of new “eavesdropping” measure

    by  • December 12, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD –Senator Kyle McCarter, is clearing up some misconceptions about a measure recently approved in the Illinois General Assembly. Senate Bill 1342 deals with recording conversations between individuals, secretly and publicly. The Lebanon Republican notes there has been a lot of commentary on social media sites that the legislation violates and restricts personal freedoms....

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    Ameren rates set to jump 17 percent on Jan. 1

    by  • December 11, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Ameren Illinois electric rates will jump more than 17 percent on Jan. 1 to help pay for power-grid upgrades the company says will save customers money in the long run. The short-term effect of the $137 million increase — or 17.4 percent — in delivery rates remained in dispute Thursday. Customers...

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    Sierra Club appeals regulators ruling on FutureGen

    by  • December 11, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Sierra Club is appealing an Illinois regulators’ conclusion that the pollution controls for the FutureGen clean-coal project are adequate. The Sierra Club said in a news release Thursday that it has filed a state-court appeal of the Illinois Pollution Control Board’s decision to allow the FutureGen project to proceed. The...

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