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The Illinois Pollution Control Board is taking public input on proposed rule changes Wednesday and Thursday in Peoria. Environmental, respiratory-health and social advocates are urging the Board to uphold existing Multi-Pollutant Standards. Dynegy, the Texas-based owner of Edwards Power station in Peoria County is seeking the rule changes opponents say could more than double air pollution. Brian Urbaszewski is Director of the Respiratory Health Association. He says current emissions rules...
The November election race for Illinois governor cost $28 million just for the last three months of 2017. Campaign finance disclosure reports filed this week show that $9 of every $10 was spent by two candidates - Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker .
When South Korea hosts the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next month, a combined North Korea-South Korea women's hockey team — the countries' first-ever joint team — will attract a lot of attention. So will the sight of athletes from the two Koreas, divided for some 70 years, marching together in the opening ceremony on Feb. 9. But even before recent border negotiations led to these shows of unity, the only North Korean athletes who qualified for the games — a figure skating pair — were...
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