• Quinn asks for $221 mil more for current budget

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    Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration wants lawmakers to approve $221 million in extra funds to spend this fiscal year. The request comes on top of the $35 billion budget the legislature approved in may. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reports that a draft of the request includes $112 million to pay back wages owed...

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    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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