August 27, 2012

Illinois Republicans Unfazed by Storm Delay at National Convention

Tropical Storm Isaac has dismantled Illinois Republicans' convention plans. With national convention events cancelled, they will no longer spend Monday nominating Mitt Romney as their candidate for president. That leaves an opportunity for them to focus on state politics. 

August 25, 2012

Retirements Leave Gap at Illinois State Parks

Since late last year, almost a quarter of Illinois state park superintendents have retired, taking with them in many cases 30 or more years of experience that will be hard to replace.

August 22, 2012

Federal Court Stikes Down EPA Pollution Rule

A federal appeals court has struck down a plan by the Environmental Protection Agency to limit pollution that can contribute to unhealthy air in neighboring states.

August 16, 2012

Hearing Held on Storing PCBs Near Mahomet Aquifer

Illinois lawmakers held a hearing Thursday at the Piatt County Farm Bureau in Monticello on proposed legislation that could prevent a toxic substance from being stored above the Mahomet Aquifer. Critics worry the substance could harm thousands of residents who rely on the Aquifer for drinking water.

Carl Marion of Athens, Ill., pumps water from his 2,000 gallon water tank
Seth Perlman/The Associated Press
August 15, 2012

Well Users Find Faucets Running Dry

After months of record-breaking heat and drought, many rural Americans who rely on wells for water are getting an unwelcome surprise when they turn on their faucets: The tap has run dry.

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