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.


Former Congressman Lane Evans, who died Wednesday, in 2006.

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

November 06, 2014

Former US Rep Lane Evans, Veterans Advocate, Dies

Former U.S. Rep. Lane Evans of Illinois, a former Marine who fought for veterans' rights during his 24 years in office, has died after a long fight with Parkinson's disease.


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