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by Josh Kalven
3:08pm
Thu Apr 3, 2008

Illinois Media Yet To Notice Schakowsky's Request For BP Hearing

As we recently noted, ten members of the Illinois congressional delegation, led by Rep. Jan Schakowsky, sent a letter to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency on March 27 requesting a public hearing on BP's effort to increase emissions at its refinery in Whiting, ...
PI Original
by Adam Doster
12:51pm
Thu Apr 3, 2008

More Steps To Reduce Teen Violence

Yesterday, Capitol Fax's Rich Miller asked readers what they thought government should do to cut down on Chicago's recent rise in teen violence. At Illinoize, poster Yellow Dog Democrat lays out a thorough list of suggestions -- beyond gun control -- that are well worth a ...
PI Original
by Josh Kalven
6:06pm
Wed Apr 2, 2008

Durbin's Bankruptcy Proposal Stripped From Housing Bill

For weeks now, the Senate has been attempting to craft a plan to address the housing crisis. One major point of contention has been Sen. Dick Durbin's proposal to aid homeowners facing foreclosure by allowing the terms of their mortgages to be revised in bankruptcy court. ...
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by Josh Kalven
12:23pm
Wed Apr 2, 2008

Illinois (And 16 Other States) Sue EPA Over Lack Of Action On Global Warming

Our own Lisa Madigan is among the 17 state attorneys general that today sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to issue specific regulations on carbon dioxide emissions. The other states were: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, ...
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by Adam Doster
4:14pm
Tue Apr 1, 2008

McCain And Clinton Aides Tied To Subprime Crisis

Late last week, The Politico dropped a bomb on John McCain, reporting that the co-chairman of his presidential campaign, former Sen. Phil Gramm (R-TX), led the charge in 1999 to repeal a Depression-era banking regulation known as the Glass-Stegall Act. The act was intended ...
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by Josh Kalven
12:50pm
Tue Apr 1, 2008

Schakowsky Requests Hearing On BP Emissions

Today On March 27, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, along with nine other members of the state's Congressional delegation, sent a letter to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency requesting a hearing on British Petroleum's (BP) proposal to increase production at their refinery in ...
PI Original
by Mose Buchele
5:02pm
Mon Mar 31, 2008

On The Alternative Energy Horizon: Tropical Maize

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expecting corn production to drop in Illinois this year. In a previous post, I wrote about how the nitrogen fertilizer used to cultivate corn damages rivers and coastlines. Lower production could begin to mitigate that damage, but even ...
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by Adam Doster
2:02pm
Sat Mar 29, 2008

Urbanization Spreads To Dupage County

In my recent article on changing political dynamics in the collar counties, I highlighted a number of factors that are aiding Democrats at the ballot box, including demographic shifts, Republican missteps, and the transformation of the regional economy. But one factor I ...
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by Josh Kalven
12:57pm
Sat Mar 29, 2008

In Radio Address, Foster Makes Economic Argument Against War

In a Democratic radio address that aired nationally this morning, Rep. Bill Foster touched on a variety of issues. Most notably, he took a cue from Barack Obama and made an economic argument against continuing the Iraq war: Democrats have a plan to extend essential ...

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