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Illinois Lawmakers Shoot Down So-Called ‘Soda Tax’

An Illinois House committee has rejected a proposed tax on sweetened drinks that supporters say would help fight obesity.


A hydraulic fracturing site is viewed on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pa. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Illinois Begins Registering Companies for Fracking Operations

The move is welcomed by the Illinois Manufacturer’s Association but opposed by Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing our Environment, or “SAFE”


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Petition on Plastic Bags Delivered to Gov. Quinn

Vice president of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, says the plastics industry strongly supports the legislation.


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Illinois Ponders Recycling Plastic Bags

Illinois manufacturing and commerce groups are supporting a statewide plastic bag recycling program.


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Ill. Tax Incentive Program Set to Expire

Lawmakers want to keep along-term Illinois tax incentive program going.