Jenna Dooley http://wuis.org en Video Gaming Pays Off For Local Towns And Businesses http://wuis.org/post/video-gaming-pays-local-towns-and-businesses <p>If proceeds from video gaming were a coconut cream pie, Illinois municipalities would only get a taste. But if you added up those nibbles every month, it may be enough to notice an increasing waistline.</p><p>In December alone, Illinois municipalities that offer video gaming shared $1.8 million.</p><p>Video gaming machines starting spewing out the green in the fall of 2012. Illinois started with a few hundred gaming terminals. By the end of last year, there were more than 13,000 terminals in the state.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:23:00 +0000 Jenna Dooley 18222 at http://wuis.org Video Gaming Pays Off For Local Towns And Businesses State's Mayors Want Pension Overhaul http://wuis.org/post/states-mayors-want-pension-overhaul <p>The new head of the Illinois Municipal League wants lawmakers to remain committed to a pension overhaul. Loves Park Mayor Darryl Lindberg was recently named president of the organization. Lindberg says the group has not put its support behind any one plan, but is paying attention to work being done by the bipartisan pension panel.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:32:41 +0000 Jenna Dooley 12386 at http://wuis.org State's Mayors Want Pension Overhaul Flowing Fuels: New Pipeline Carries Oil, Brings Lawsuits http://wuis.org/post/flowing-fuels-new-pipeline-carries-oil-brings-lawsuits <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Livingston County landowner Kathy Carroll tends to her garden as construction is underway on the Flanagan South pipeline" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wnij/files/styles/card_280/public/201309/IMG_1261_0.JPG" alt="" /><p>Construction is underway on a new oil pipeline that will carry Canadian oil across several states. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:14:52 +0000 Jenna Dooley 11080 at http://wuis.org Flowing Fuels: New Pipeline Carries Oil, Brings Lawsuits Europeans Traverse U.S. On Famous Lincoln Highway http://wuis.org/post/europeans-traverse-us-famous-lincoln-highway This year marks the centennial of America's first transcontinental road: the Lincoln Highway. You might have driven on the highway and not even known it, since it stretches from New York to California, passing through states like Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado, and carrying different state route numbers along the way.<p>Erik Gjermundsen of Fredrikstad Norway is checking off another item from his bucket list.<p>"I've been in the U.S. many times and I have always wanted to drive coast-to-coast," Gjermundsen says. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 06:58:00 +0000 Jenna Dooley 5859 at http://wuis.org Europeans Traverse U.S. On Famous Lincoln Highway