• Fracking at least one year away

    by  • November 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois environmental officials say it will be at least a year until the start of hydraulic fracturing in the state. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports new state regulations for the practice are nearly complete. That’s according to Marc Miller, the director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. But Miller says it will take...

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    Scott AFB breaks groung on $65 mil expansion

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    Senior military and civilian officials broke ground Wednesday at Scott Air Force Base on a $65 million headquarters building for the rapidly growing defense information systems agency, continental United States. Construction of the new facility is scheduled to conclude in late 2015, with a ribbon-cutting set for spring 2016. The nearly 165,000-square-foot structure will...

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    Illinois coal production past its peak

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    A new study says coal production in Illinois is past its peak. Research from Clean Energy Action, a group promoting a transition away from fossil fuel, claims that the coal industry has been overestimating how long the country’s coal supply will last, and says production in almost all states will only decline. But Illinois...

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    State gears up for winter road season

    by  • November 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois transportation and law enforcement officials joined forces to launch the “ice and snow – take it slow” winter campaign to roll out the state’s frontline winter road crews and ensure that snow plows and other emergency equipment are ready for the upcoming snow and ice season. The traffic safety advocates also took the...

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    Man charged with fiery crash that killed trooper

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    A Wisconsin truck driver is due in court in Skokie Wednesday morning, charged in a fiery crash that killed Illinois state trooper James Sauter on the tri-state tollway March 28. Andrew Bokelman, 26, of Lomira, Wis., is charged with violating three federal rules governing the operation of a commercial motor vehicle, a Class 4...

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    Alton man strikes deputy and tries to take gun

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    A southwestern Illinois man is accused of hitting a sheriff’s deputy and trying to grab the law enforcer’s gun during a  confrontation in Godfrey. Prosecutors in Madison County on Tuesday charged 24-year-old Jason Alton with aggravated battery and attempting to disarm a peace officer. The sheriff’s department says that a deputy sent to a...

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