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  • EPA OKs FutureGen plan for CO2 storage

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said it has approved permits for the FutureGen clean coal project to store carbon dioxide underground, a key step in the longstanding plan to build the project. FutureGen plans to store carbon dioxide, a greenhouse...

  • Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

    August 28, 2014 The (Crystal Lake) Northwest Herald Our View: Good people stop bullying We approve of a new state law requiring school districts to have bullying and prevention plans in place, although it's disappointing if any Illinois school needed to be told to do that. Fortunately, most...

  • Kirk: US must take hard line against Islamic State

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says the United States should take a hard line against the Islamic State group. Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist. It also warns President Barack Obama that as long as...

  • Gubernatorial candidates discuss jobs, veterans

    CHICAGO (AP) — The candidates for Illinois governor kicked off the post-Labor Day campaign season Tuesday, with Gov. Pat Quinn publicizing his efforts to live on a minimum wage budget and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner hammering the Chicago Democrat's record on veterans. With roughly two...

  • Correction: Illinois Election-Farm Forum story

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In an Aug. 27 story about an Illinois agricultural forum, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that the forum was coordinated by the Illinois Farm Bureau, based on information from a bureau official. The event was coordinated by the Illinois Agricultural Legislative...

  • Suburban Chicago man sentenced for killing infant

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago man to 30 years in prison for killing his then-girlfriend's 5-month-old son and dumping the body into a trash container. In imposing the punishment on Demetries Thorpe, The News Sun in Waukegan cites (http://bit.ly/1rfP7sf ) the...

  • Illinois woman rescued after day stuck in mud

    CARMI, Ill. (AP) — White County officials rescued a woman who spent more than a day trapped in mud near the Little Wabash River in southern Illinois. The White County Sheriff's Department said Monday it found Amy Chitwood, 39, of Carmi, stuck near the river after responding to a call from a...

  • Rauner criticizes Quinn on veterans

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW-nur) is going after Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's record on veterans. Rauner says a lack of economic growth under Quinn's administration has led to high unemployment among veterans. He also alleges patronage hiring has left out...

  • First medical marijuana tally expected next week

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois officials say they expect to get the first indications next week of how many patients are applying for special ID cards allowing them to use medical marijuana. Authorities began accepting applications for medical marijuana Tuesday from patients whose last names start...

  • Fire forces partial shutdown of N. Ill. coal plant

    HENNEPIN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are investigating what caused a transformer fire at a northern Illinois power plant that forced one of two power-generating units to shut down. The (LaSalle) News-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1rL3pU1 ) that firefighters were called to the Dynegy Power Station...

  • Pat Quinn: Eating crackers on minimum wage challenge

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says his experience trying to live on the minimum wage for a week has meant graham crackers for dinner. Raising the state's $8.25 hourly minimum wage to at least $10 an hour has been a re-election focus for the Chicago Democrat. Quinn is facing a tough November...

  • Climatologist says August warmed up in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois state climatologist says that after a cooler-than-usual July the summer finally turned warmer in August. And the season has been one of the wettest on record. Climatologist Jim Angel said Tuesday that the statewide average temperature in August was 73.9...

  • 15-year-old boy drowns in Kankakee River

    KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — The Kankakee County coroner say a 15-year-old has drowned in the Kankakee River. Coroner Bob Gessner says Jayden Irby of Chicago Heights was pronounced dead Sunday evening. Illinois State Police say crews pulled the boy from about 4 feet of water about 85 feet from the...

  • Coroner: 1 person dies in Illinois house explosion

    STREATOR, Ill. (AP) — LaSalle County authorities say at least one person has died after a house explosion in north-central Illinois. The LaSalle County Coroner's Office confirmed the death following the explosion late Monday in southwest Streator. It didn't provide details on the person's age...

  • Illinois agency promoting disaster preparedness

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is encouraging people to be more prepared for disasters. The agency will team up with local emergency management agencies, as well as local, state and federal agencies across the U.S., throughout September to observe National...



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