• Illinois leads nation in radioactive waste

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    Illinois is leading the nation when it comes to radioactive waste. Of the estimated 70,000 metric tons of spent fuel generated by the country’s nuclear power plants, 13 percent of it is stashed in Illinois at those plants, according to Nuclear Energy Institute. David Kraft, director of the Nuclear Energy Information Service, says that’s...

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    Train derailment spills coal in Franklin County

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    A Sunday train derailment remains under investigation in Franklin County. The derailment involving the train hauling coal occurred a little before 1:30 p.m. between Christopher and Ziegler but authorities said it didn’t pose a threat to public safety. No roads were closed as a result of the derailment, however, the railroad tracks will be...

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    Part of capiol renovation area houses media

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    The $51 million renovation of the west wing of the state capitol includes $6.5 million for the basement, about half the square footage of which is office space for news organizations. Radio, newspaper, television, and wire service reporters who cover Illinois politics and government full-time have used publicly-funded space since at least the 1950s,...

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