Darek Redos/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Coal Plant Communities in Trouble

When plants ultimately shuts down to comply with new federal air pollution regulations by the end of 2014, many communities will lose their revenue source.


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

‘Creative Bookkeeping’ Prevents Illinois Layoffs

Officials tinkered with the budget to come up with extra money which Quinn can use to run seven state facilities he had planned on closing.


AFP/Getty/ Saul Loeb

Ameren Cites EPA Rules In Closure of 2 Plants

In July, EPA issued the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule that requires reductions in sulfur dioxide by 73 percent and nitrogen oxide by 54 percent from 2005 levels.


Il Capitol

Illinois Freshman Lawmakers Endure Rookie Hazing

Rookies representing their first bills have to stand before an entire legislative chamber and calmly respond to ridiculous questions and dark insinuations.


Listen Live