Associated Press http://tspr.org en FutureGen Clears Regulatory Hurdle http://tspr.org/post/futuregen-clears-regulatory-hurdle <p>Illinois regulators have approved a 28-mile FutureGen Alliance pipeline proposal that will carry carbon dioxide through the western part of the state. Wed, 14 May 2014 23:26:46 +0000 Associated Press 53210 at http://tspr.org FutureGen Clears Regulatory Hurdle Groups Want Coal Mine Rules Enforced http://tspr.org/post/groups-want-coal-mine-rules-enforced <p>Groups such as the Sierra Club of Illinois feel the state has plenty of regulations for coal mining, but enforcement of rules has been lax. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:17:59 +0000 Associated Press & Hannah Meisel/Illinois Public Radio 50939 at http://tspr.org Groups Want Coal Mine Rules Enforced Illinois Democrats to Push for Permanent Income Tax Hike http://tspr.org/post/illinois-democrats-push-permanent-income-tax-hike <p>Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) said he will call a vote this spring on making the state's temporary income tax increase permanent. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:40:40 +0000 Rich Egger & Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 50522 at http://tspr.org Illinois Democrats to Push for Permanent Income Tax Hike ISU President Out After Eight Months-Gets $480,000 Severance http://tspr.org/post/isu-president-out-after-eight-months-gets-480000-severance <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="New ISU President Larry Dietz" data-attribution="Credit Illinois State University" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/dietz_photojpg.jpg" alt="" /><p>Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan has resigned after eight months on the job.<p>Flanagan is being investigated by ISU police after a former campus employee accused him of assault. &#160;<p>He stepped down during a special Board of Trustees meeting Saturday. The resignation took effect immediately. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:04:27 +0000 Associated Press & Bill Wheelhouse 50351 at http://tspr.org ISU President Out After Eight Months-Gets $480,000 Severance Lee County Dispatcher Resigns Amid Conduct Concerns http://tspr.org/post/lee-county-dispatcher-resigns-amid-conduct-concerns <p>A Lee County emergency dispatcher has resigned after her superiors repeatedly disciplined her for mishandling calls for service, sleeping on the job and accessing police databases improperly, according to internal records. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 04:05:20 +0000 Associated Press 49366 at http://tspr.org Lee County Dispatcher Resigns Amid Conduct Concerns