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Chicago Sun-Times: Illiana Tollway threat is back for majestic Midewin

Standing deep in prairie brightly colored by yellow cornflower, sweet black-eyed Susans and Canada tick trefoil, Gary Sullivan pulled up a small mystery, the bluejoint leafhopper. ‘‘No one knows how it turned up here,’’ said Sullivan, senior restoration biologist for The Wetlands Initiative, one group helping with restorations at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. The appearance

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Chicago Tribune: Power firm NRG to close plant, cut jobs, as part of pollution reduction plan

NRG Energy Inc. announced Thursday a pollution reduction plan for its four Illinois coal-fired generating plants that pushed the state more than halfway toward meeting new proposed federal limits for reducing carbon dioxide pollution. NRG Energy officials told the Tribune on Wednesday that it will cease coal operations at one generating unit in Romeoville (the

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Wall Street Journal: Ohio Regulators Aim to Help Water Problem With Fertilizer Licenses

The drinking-water crisis in one of Ohio’s largest cities is drawing attention to a new requirement for farmers in the state: a license to fertilize. The certification is the biggest step Ohio has taken to control nutrient runoff from farms, seen as a key cause of algae blooms in Lake Erie. Those blooms are blamed

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Southtown Star: Midewin prairie ‘rarer than the rarest rain forest’

From atop a small ridge, the prairie and open space extend as far as the eyes can see. The showy yellow partridge pea plants and round-headed bush clovers dot the landscape, with a few remaining bunkers from the land’s previous life as the Joliet Arsenal. The activity of the World War II arsenal has given

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