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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - December 05, 2014

Operations Underway On Oil Pipeline Through Illinois

By Shannon Heffernan


(Duration: 4:36)

Pipe for Flanagan South Pipeline extends near Salisbury, Missouri in July 2013.

The Keystone XL is a controversial pipeline that would bring oil from the Alberta Tar Sands to US refineries. But plans for a similar pipeline that runs through Illinois are quietly moving ahead.

Categories: Economics, Environment

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

Familiar Jabs, Talking Points In First Quinn/Rauner Debate

By Brian Mackey


(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


(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.

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