Illinois Public Media News

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 04, 2013

President Obama To Nominate New EPA, Budget And Energy Heads

By Scott Horsley

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(Duration: 3:59)

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President Obama plans to announce three cabinet-level nominations Monday, including a new administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, who could be on the hotseat in the looming battle over global warming.

Categories: Environment, Government

AP - Illinois Public Media News - February 28, 2013

State Pension Fix Would Offload Teacher Retirement

By Brian Mackey, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

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The top Illinois House Republican and the Democrats' pension point person in the Illinois General Assembly have come up with what they believe is a solution to solving the state pension problems.




Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 21, 2013

“Fracking” Bill Filed in Illinois

By Brian Mackey, from additional reporting from The Associated Press

The controversial oil and gas drilling process known as "fracking" could soon be coming to Illinois. Environmentalists and industry groups Thursday announced they had reached an agreement on legislation to regulate the practice.

Categories: Energy, Environment, Government

AP - Illinois Public Media News - February 21, 2013

Illinois Acquires 547 Acres of Park Land for $2.8M

By The Associated Press

Illinois officials have purchased 547 acres of wildlife land, including a huge tract in one of the nation's most popular places to hunt deer and the first portion of a new refuge northwest of Chicago.






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