The Clinton nuclear power station.
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October 29, 2015

Exelon Defers Decision To Close Clinton Plant For One Year

Exelon is putting off a decision for a year on whether to close a nuclear plant in Clinton. The company has already delayed decisions about the future of reactors in Quad Cities and Byron. It still wants Illinois lawmakers to approve a monthly surcharge on electric bills to reward generators who produce carbon-free power.


A display at the U of I's National Center for Supercomputing Applications, during the launch of P.O.E.T.S. Thursday.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
October 16, 2015

Aim For NSF-Funded Facility At U of I - More Power In Less Space

A new engineering research center was officially launched at the University of Illinois Thursday, with the goal of cramming more power into smaller spaces.  The Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems - POETS for short - will take on the challenges of improving mobile electronics and vehicle design.


An older blue car.
Rich Berning
October 13, 2015

Trade Mission: Cuba

Agricultural products have for years been exempt from the U.S. embargo put in place in the '60s, but records show in 2008, Illinois exported $66 million in corn and soy to Cuba.


A screen shows the winners as members of the Nobel Assembly announce the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics, in Stockholm Tuesday
Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP
October 06, 2015

U Of I Prof’s Research Led To Nobel Prize In Physics

U of I Physics Professor Mark Neubauer earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where his research nearly 15 years ago played a role in this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to scientists from Canada and Japan Tuesday.


part of the new soft war on women book cover
Jennifer Carrow/Penguin Random House
September 25, 2015

‘New Soft War On Women’ Is Pushing Progress Back

Conventional wisdom says there’s never been a better time to be a woman. For the first time in U.S. History, women make up half of the educated labor force and are earning the majority of advanced degrees. Not so fast. Caryl Rivers says if you look more closely, women now must fight what she dubs the “New Soft War on Women.” That’s the title of a new book she wrote with Rosalind Barnett, just out in paperback. 


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