Illinois

Flanagan Pipeline
2:26 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Flowing Fuels: Monitoring Illinois Pipelines

Construction of Flanagan South Pipeline in Livingston County, Illinois

Originally published on Thu November 7, 2013 6:11 am

We wrap-up our series on "Flowing Fuels" with a look at who is responsible for inspecting pipelines in Illinois. 

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April 9, 2013
11:56 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Illinois Election Results - Boards of Education

The results of school board/community college races from throughout west-central Illinois during the April 9, 2013 election.

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April 9, 2013
11:29 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Illinois Election Results - Cities/Villages

The results of city/village races from throughout west-central Illinois during the April 9, 2013 election.

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Bill Knight - July 26
6:43 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Fracking Laws Needed in Illinois

Bill Knight

Illinois’ legislature last session failed to pass a law addressing fracking (hydraulic fracturing), and the result may be less that the state dodged a bullet and more that Illinoisans got a blindfold before the order to fire.

The House’s last-day attempt to impose a two-year moratorium and a tax on fracking scuttled SB3280, which in May sought to create fracking regulations where none exist (the Energy Policy Act of 2005 exempts it from the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and other federal environmental regulations). The state Senate unanimously approved the measure in April.

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No Phones in Work Zones
10:39 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

New Laws on Distracted Driving

Illinois drivers are coming under more pressure to slow down and stay off their cell phones.  

Governor Pat Quinn has signed four laws aimed at making roadways safer.  

"We want to have strict laws that deal with those who greatly exceed the speed limit and cause great harm and loss of life," says Quinn, "and we need to, I think, lay down strict guidelines for our judges and for those in the traffic courts across Illinois, so they know what the rules are."  

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