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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 10, 2014

Familiar Jabs, Talking Points In First Quinn/Rauner Debate

By Brian Mackey

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(Duration: 3:48)

Gov. Pat Quinn and GOP candidate Bruce Rauner debate in Peoria October 9th.

The two leading candidates for Illinois governor met Thursday night in Peoria for the first debate of the election season. Both men stuck closely to the ideas they’ve been honing for months on the campaign trail.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 08, 2014

Hearing On Coal Mine Draws Large, Divided Crowd

By Jim Meadows

Jonathan Ashbrook testifies against the Bulldog Mine proposal at a state hearing in Georgetown, IL.

More than 170 people tuned out at an informal state hearing in Georgetown Tuesday night, to voice their opinions about a new coal mine that Sunrise Coal plans for southwest Vermilion County.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 04, 2014

Farmers Make Money and Paper from Crop Waste

by: Tiffany Jolley

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(Duration: 2:16)

two people making paper

A report from the US Department of Agriculture several years ago found that farmers can do more with the stems, leaves and other materials leftover after harvest than plow it back into the soil. One option is to sell it to make paper products.





AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 23, 2014

Obama Urges World To Follow US Lead On Climate

By Dina Cappiello and Seth Borenstein

In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution.  

Categories: Energy, Environment, Government

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 21, 2014

Runoff Forces Closure Of Kickapoo Park Fishing Pond

By Jeff Bossert

A fishing pond at Kickapoo State Park in Vermilion County is closed until further notice as the Illinois Attorney General’s office investigates runoff from waste produced at the nearby Bungee Milling Plant.

Categories: Environment, Government


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 02, 2014

EPA OKs FutureGen Permits

By The Associated Press

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved permits for the FutureGen clean coal project to store carbon dioxide underground.  

Categories: Energy, Environment

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