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Chicago Tribune: Rauner starts budget cuts to force Dems to negotiate on his agenda

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday said he will cut spending on programs that help the poor with child care costs and help the elderly stay out of nursing homes, nix the proposed Illiana toll road, close state museums and suspend tax credits for businesses and film production. The Republican governor billed his moves as a

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Crain’s Chicago Business: Exelon’s nuke partner is also a rival

Exelon has a frenemy in Warren Buffett. The billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, which owns Des Moines, Iowa-based utility MidAmerican Energy, is playing an outsized role in Illinois’ energy future. MidAmerican is co-owner with Exelon of the Quad Cities nuclear plant, which Exelon has threatened to close unless lawmakers vote to hike electricity rates on most

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Chicago Tribune: Environmentalists sue to stop Illiana Tollway

Illinois environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit over the proposed Illiana Tollway, claiming that the Federal Highway Administration’s approval relied on exaggerated population forecasts, faulty financial information and failed to adequately consider the environmental impact. The lawsuit, filed May 21 in U.S. District Court in Chicago, is on behalf of Openlands, the Midewin Heritage

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E&E: Utilities seek larger part in charging station rollout

It’s unsurprising that electric utilities stand to benefit from the sale of plug-in vehicles, providing a bump — even a small one — for flat-lining sales. Utilities throughout the country that are looking for authority to spend millions of dollars building out charging networks say their customers will benefit, too — even those who don’t

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