Representative Ann Williams http://peoriapublicradio.org en Fracking regulation bill advances out of the House http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fracking-regulation-bill-advances-out-house <p></p><div>It's been three months since business and environmental groups announced an agreement to regulate hydraulic fracturing, the controversial oil and gas extraction process. As IPR’S Chris Slaby reports, the Illinois House finally voted to approve those regulations Thursday night.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Advocates pointed to a study by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, which says the state could gain up to 45-thousand jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity.</span></div><div> Fri, 31 May 2013 12:08:52 +0000 Denise Molina & Chris Slaby 6536 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Fracking regulation bill advances out of the House House approves drone regulation measure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/house-approves-drone-regulation-measure <p></p><p></p><div>A proposal that would regulate the use of drones by law enforcement agencies in Illinois has cleared the House. Drones are sophisticated, unmanned aircraft that authorities are considering for aerial surveillance.</div><div> Thu, 30 May 2013 18:53:16 +0000 Denise Molina & Brian Mackey 6494 at http://peoriapublicradio.org House approves drone regulation measure