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. 


Book, "The Types of Mankind" found in Clinton Library.
(Chris Wills, Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum)
August 05, 2014

Lincoln Signature Discovered In Clinton Library Book

A book that Abraham Lincoln read and signed has lingered long unrecognized on the shelves of the Vespasian Warner Public Library in Clinton.


July 22, 2014

9/11 Commission Issues An Update On Anniversary Of Report

Ten years after its landmark report on terrorism, the 9/11 Commission has released an update in which it notes continued problems. But in 2014, the dangers have shifted geographically — and online, the commission's former members say.


George Zimmerman, center, is directed by a Seminole County Deputy and his attorney Mark O'Mara during a court hearing Thursday April 12, 2012, in Sanford, Fla.
(Gary W. Green, Orlando Sentinel, Pool/AP)
July 15, 2014

The George Zimmerman Trial, One Year Later

George Zimmerman's trial for killing Trayvon Martin became a flashpoint for raucous, heated debates — conversations about racial profiling, gun laws, and the criminal justice system.


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