Sierra Club en Lawsuit filed against proposed Illiana Expressway project <div>A legal challenge could stall a much touted proposed expressway for Chicago’s southern suburbs. IPR'S<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Michael </span>Puente<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois and Indiana have partnered to build the </span>Illiana<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Expressway.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The east-west corridor is expected to one day connect I-55 in Will County to I-65 in Lake County, Indiana.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The goal is to relieve congestion on existing roadways and create jobs.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But a federal lawsuit filed yesterday claims the project will destroy natural areas.</span></p></div><div> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:02:50 +0000 Michael Puente 8750 at Lawsuit filed against proposed Illiana Expressway project Groups reach fracking agreement in Illinois <p>Environmentalists and business groups have reached an agreement that paves the way for "fracking" in Illinois.&nbsp;IPR's&nbsp;Brian Mackey has more on Thursday's announcement. &nbsp;</p><p>It was an unusual sight: supporters of the oil and gas industry sharing a podium with environmental activists. They've agreed on legislation that would regulate the oil and gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing or "fracking."</p><p>Jack Darin, with the Illinois chapter of the Sierra Club, says fracking is coming to Illinois, so it's better to compromise on new rules than to do nothing.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:13:15 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 1351 at Groups reach fracking agreement in Illinois