As Venezuela's president, Hugo Chavez thought in grandiose terms, and his country's vast oil riches enabled him to act on his vision. But Chavez died before he had to deal with the flaws in his model, and some hard choices await his successor.
The new mayor of Homer says a proposed coal mine was the driving force behind voter turnout Tuesday. But Ray Cunningham says prior dealings with Indiana-based Sunrise Coal won’t be an issue now.
The Homer Village Board has unanimously voted to deny a request for raw water for Sunrise Coal Company.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could soon issue a final ruling that aims to force oil companies to replace E10, gasoline mixed with 10 percent ethanol, with E15.
Illinois legislators already passed a law that lets ComEd and Ameren charge higher rates for electricity. Now, natural gas companies want the same treatment.
Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer believes something isn't quite right about gasoline prices in his city so he's tracking them.
A bill in the Illinois House to regulate fracking has gained an amendment requiring union training for well drillers that a state Chamber of Commerce official says could discourage drillers from coming to Illinois.
A bill (HB 2615) to regulate the oil and gas drilling technique known as fracking is still undergoing amendments in the Illinois House --- including one that industry groups that worked on the bill say they don’t want.
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.
Illinois legislators say they have reached a deal on the taxes and fees companies that use hydraulic fracturing must pay the state.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he supports a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing over legislation calling for regulations on the practice.