In this March 16, 2011 file photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.'s nuclear plant in Byron, Illinois.
(AP Photo/Robert Ray, File)
February 26, 2015

Low-Carbon Bill Could Help Exelon Plants, Including Clinton

After issuing warnings it may have to close down half its nuclear fleet, Exelon has introduced a proposal it says would keep them open.  It signals the start of what's expected to be a long debate over Illinois' energy policy.


Farmer Jenny Mennenga holds soybean seeds at her family farm near LeRoy, Ill., on Jan. 26, 2015.
Photo by Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
February 05, 2015

Monsanto Inches Closer To Biggest Biotech Launch In Company’s History

To counter a “super weed” epidemic plaguing farmers, agribusiness giant Monsanto is steadily moving forward on the introduction of its next major wave of genetically engineered crops. But – citing environmental and sustainability concerns – critics argue that step forward is actually a substantial leap back.


A sign near the Johnson County courthouse urges county voters to defeat a referendum on fracking.
(AP Photo/Jim Suhr, File)
November 06, 2014

Illinois Lawmakers Approve Fracking Rules

State lawmakers have signed off on rules regulating high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois at a legislative hearing.


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