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Could Illinois’ next governor ax gay marriage?
Mar. 12, 2014
The primary contest for governor comes shortly after the state legislature settled a divisive fight over same-sex marriage. We clarify whether any of the candidates could sweep away that decision.
Shocking drop in services for mentally ill children
Dec. 17, 2013
In 2006, 124 Illinois youths were approved for an Individual Care Grant. In 2013, only 11 were approved statewide. That’s the lowest in the history of the program.
What has - and hasn't - changed since Newtown
Dec. 13, 2013
The grisly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school sparked a national debate about mental health, guns and school safety. Here are some things that have - and have not - changed in Illinois since the tragedy.
Unplugging from an unstable electric grid
Aug. 16, 2013
Instead of waiting for utilities to offer energy from renewable sources, some are retrofitting homes to produce their own.
Landlords reluctant to make energy upgrades
Aug. 15, 2013
It’s hard to get landlords to be energy efficient if they’re not paying the utility bills, but it could mean fewer building vacancies.
Power company delays smart grid in Indiana
Aug. 14, 2013
One Northern Indiana utility says investing in advanced grid isn’t a smart move.
Ten years after historic blackout, are we better off?
Aug. 13, 2013
We use more energy through our electrical grid and produce more emissions than by any other means, including transportation. So what are we doing to make it more efficient and reliable?
A sand-mining rush
Jul. 17, 2013
An Illinois county grapples with controversy over a recent explosion in surface mining for silica sand. The sand is high demand for use in fracking.
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