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Board fires director who hired activist in 'rape email'

Sep. 29, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The director of a state board that in early 2020 was forced to end a contract with a Democratic activist after his name surfaced in purported government coverups involving a rape and illegal state hiring has been removed from his job. The...

Pritzker: Illinois a 'force for good' by cutting carbon gas

Sep. 15, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed into law a pledge to eliminate the state's climate-damaging carbon emissions within a quarter-century, including money to keep clean-power nuclear plants running while shuttering coal-fired plants. ...

2 nuclear plants saved in energy plan set to go to Pritzker

Sep. 13, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two Illinois nuclear plants would be saved from closure and carbon-emitting coal plants closed during the next quarter-century as part of a clean-energy package the Senate approved Monday and which next moves to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who has pushed for a carbon-free...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Sep. 13, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

Chicago Tribune. September 10, 2021. Editorial: What can rebuild Illinoisans’ faith in Springfield? Ethics reform. What won’t? Faux reform. Democrats in the General Assembly seem to think a swatch of ethics reform is better than none at all. ...

Illinois House OKs zero-carbon power plan, Senate is next

Sep. 12, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House on Thursday approved a wide-ranging plan to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050, with a compromise allowing two coal-fired plants to remain open until 2045 but cut their emissions by nearly half in the next 14 years. The plan...

Illinois Senate passes energy deal governor says falls short

Sep. 01, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A massive energy policy overhaul aimed at making Illinois a fully renewable-energy state by 2050 cleared the Senate early Wednesday despite objections from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and groups who want more environmental and consumer protections. Negotiations...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Aug. 03, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

Bloomington Pantagraph. August 1, 2021. Editorial: The McLean County public has been cut off from police scanners. Why that’s a concern. Local law enforcement agencies should reexamine blocking media outlets from hearing live scanner traffic. ...