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AP - Illinois Public Media News - March 20, 2013

Both Sides Agree on Tough New Fracking Standards

By The Associated Press

In an unlikely partnership between longtime adversaries, some of the nation's biggest energy companies and environmental groups have agreed on a voluntary set of standards for gas and oil fracking in the Northeast that appear to go further than existing state and federal pollution regulations.

Categories: Energy, Environment

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 20, 2013

A New Approach to Senior Living

By Jeff Bossert


(Duration: 6:51)

Abbeyfield House in St. Joseph

A new kind of retirement community is a few months away from opening its doors in the village of St. Joseph.  It's called Abbeyfield House, which was started in the United Kingdom in the 1950's.

Categories: Environment, Geography, Health

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - March 19, 2013

Retiree Health Insurance Lawsuit Dismissed

By Amanda Vinicky, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

A Sangamon County judge has upheld a new Illinois law that requires state employees to pay for their health insurance upon retirement, but the issue is not settled for good.

Categories: Economics, Government, Health, Law

Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - March 19, 2013

Rural Post Offices in Crisis

By Bill Wheelhouse


(Duration: 3:51)

The post office in Nilwood, Ill., serves as an informal community center.

The U.S. Postal Service is in the midst of a major cost-cutting effort. Along with the well-publicized end of Saturday delivery that may happen this year and consolidating major mail centers, there is another move that is hitting home in rural America.  

Categories: Business

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