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Senate passes coal ash removal guidelines Senate passes coal ash removal guidelines

Senate passes coal ash removal guidelines

The Illinois Senate advanced a bill Thursday that is aimed at ensuring safe closure of toxic coal ash pits left behind by power plants.  “When you burn coal to produce power, there’s a byproduct called coal ash,” Champaign Democrat Scott Bennett, the bill’s sponsor, said. 

House Republicans troubled by Pritzker’s revocation of his own board appointments House Republicans troubled by Pritzker’s revocation of his own board appointments

House Republicans troubled by Pritzker’s revocation of his own board appointments

House Republicans on Thursday accused Gov. J.B. Pritzker of revoking his own state board appointments as political retribution for votes he did not agree with.  “We came down here today because we think it's important to call attention to some seemingly heavy-handed tactics that the administration has taken recently regarding some dissent,” Republican Rep. Tom Demmer, of...
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