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FutureGen Gets Key US Energy Department Approval

The Energy Department issued its 25-page approval of the $1.65 billion plan that would refit a coal-fired power plant in western Illinois.


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Debate On Gay Marriage Legislation Begins in Illinois

Democratic Rep. Greg Harris of Chicago addressed House members Tuesday on the floor before the bill was to be called for a vote.


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ADM Seeks $20 Million in Ill. Tax Breaks, Missouri Stays Mum

In Missouri, Department of Economic Development spokeswoman Amy Suson wouldn’t acknowledge conversations with the company.



Illinois Boy Dies after ATV Accident in Missouri

Authorities say a 3-year-old Illinois boy was killed and his parents were injured when their all-terrain vehicle crashed in eastern Missouri.


Firefighters rescued two dogs who fell in a sinkhole in Columbia, Illinois.  (Photo via The Monroe County Independent)

Sinkhole Swallows Two Dogs in Columbia, Illinois

Two dogs are okay after being rescued from the bottom of a 40 foot sinkhole near Columbia, Illinois Wednesday.


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