A protester attends a rally on fracking in Springfield in May 2013.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
September 10, 2014

Industry To Seek Changes In ‘Fracking’ Rules

Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they'll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules to govern the practice in Illinois that appear to violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists. 


Sign in front of a lawn in Clinton, protesting the PCB waste.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
August 14, 2014

Federal EPA: No Action On Clinton PCBs For Now

The U.S. EPA has ruled that it won't issue a chemical waste permit to accept PCB waste in the Clinton Landfill.  This story is updated, with comments from the Illinois EPA.


Former auto shredder in Summit, Illinois
(Attorney Jeffrey Jeep)
July 28, 2014

Attorney: Effort To Block PCB’s Brought On By Politics

An attorney for the Chicago suburb hoping to place PCB's at the Clinton Landfill says efforts to stop them are based on "fear mongering.”  Summit is the site of a former auto shredder.


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