Exelon's Clinton nuclear power station, in an undated photo.
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September 13, 2016

Exelon Holds Out Hope For Legislative Solution

Exelon wants to state lawmakers approve the Next Generation Energy measure this fall benefitting two of its nuclear plants, including one at Clinton. This week was considered a "point of no return" in some reports, but a company spokesperson says the decision could be reversed as late as November.

Area residents protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline await the start of Monday Urbana's City Council Committee of the Whole meeting.
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September 13, 2016

Urbana Council To Consider Resolution Against Dakota Pipeline

Urbana Aldermen will vote at their meeting next week on a resolution to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline. The vote to consider the resolution later was added to Monday night's Committee of the Whole agenda after a number of people spoke out against the proposal, saying it could pose an environmental hazard, and post a threat to tribal sacred sites in North Dakota.

Vet Tim Fan with dog
Vet Med at Illinois
August 04, 2016

Nanomedicine & Dogs; Illinois House Races; Redneck Fishin’ Tournament; Black Sheep Fest

On the 21st: We heard from researchers who have developed a drug delivery system to treat dogs with bone cancer. We also spoke about Illinois's political power struggle, learned about a fishing tournament aimed at eliminating invasive species, and heard from the co-owner of a central Illinois music venue that will be hosting a punk music festival this weekend.

July 28, 2016

Chemicals Of Concern; Police Chief Who Took Bullet For Reagan; Lawns & Native Landscape

On the 21st: We talked with scientists about chemicals in everyday products that may be dangerous to pregnant women and children. We also learned about the Chicago neighborhood that will soon be home to the Obama Presidential Library and heard from Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy about his reaction to would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley, Jr.'s release. Plus, we spoke about the American lawn and how to incorporate native plants into home landscaping.

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