State Senator Chapin Rose spoke at a Mahomet Aquifer Task Force meeting on Monday June 18. The task force member discussed with the state advisory panel how to protect the aquifer from gas leaks in the future.
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June 19, 2018

Rauner Likely To Sign Aquifer Bill, Says Chapin Rose

State Senator Chapin Rose says he believes Governor Bruce Rauner will sign his bill placing more requirements on the Manlove underground gas storage field in Champaign County.


Cass Herrington
June 19, 2018

Eddie Russell Jr.‘s Family Sues Peoria; Helping Veterans Graduate; Inmates And Mental Health Care

On the 21st: We discussed the case of Eddie Russell Jr., a 25-year old black man who was shot and killed by Peoria police last September—and why his family is now suing the city and the six officers involved in the shooting.  And, how some Illinois community colleges are helping veterans to get their degrees and reintegrate into society. Plus, what county jails are doing in effort to connect inmates with proper mental health care in an effort to keep them from coming back.


Jodi Eisenmann is one of 17 plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against People's Gas. She spoke out about her present situation during a Mahomet Aquifer Task Force meeting on Monday in Mahomet.
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June 19, 2018

Plaintiffs In Peoples Gas Lawsuit Speak Out

Some of the 17 plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against People’s Gas spoke out at a Mahomet Aquifer Task Force meeting on Monday in Mahomet. They asked the state advisory panel to help ensure they have clean water, after their water wells were contaminated by a gas leak.


A measure aimed to bridge the gender wage gap was approved by the Illinois General Assembly last month.
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June 18, 2018

Push To Bridge Gender Wage Gap Continues

A measure aimed to bridge the gender wage gap was approved by the Illinois General Assembly last month. This is the second attempt by lawmakers to get a ‘no salary history’ initiative into law. Employers would no longer be able to ask someone what they previously earned during interviews.


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