Illinois

Plans Announced in 2006
7:13 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Fight over Fulton County Coal Mine Drags On

Joe Cooper shows a tour group a map of the proposed North Canton Mine.
Credit SSS

A judge is set to rule soon on whether the Illinois DNR made the right call in renewing a permit for proposed coal mine near Canton Lake in Fulton County.

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Flanagan Pipeline
2:04 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Flowing Fuels: New Pipeline Carries Oil, Brings Lawsuits

Jenna Dooley WNIJ

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 9:24 am

Construction is underway on a new oil pipeline that will carry Canadian oil across several states. The line will begin in Illinois. 

In this report, you'll hear about the potential benefits and concerns with the project.

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Downgrade by Moody’s
5:53 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Illinois Given Negative Credit Rating

Credit Rich Egger

Moody's Investors Services downgraded the credit outlook for the state of Illinois from stable to negative. The service cited the "severe pension funding shortfall."

Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford said Illinois has the worst credit rating of any state in the US.

“If this doesn't get fixed, then I would hope that those out there that look for services of their Illinois government, to understand that there will be absolutely no ability to increase or even perhaps sustain their funding level," Rutherford said. 

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Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri Results
7:00 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Election Results 2012

Winners and referendum decisions in each race are signified by bold face type.

West Central Illinois Election Results:

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Wants to Monitor Consumption
12:19 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Mayor Seeks Water Meter for Fire Department

Colchester Mayor Danny Bice would like to get a clearer picture of the city's water consumption.

One step he would like to take is to install a water meter at the Colchester Fire protection District building.

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