Chris McCloud

Amanda Vinicky

Illinois is a ways off from allowing oil and gas drillers to begin "fracking" but companies that are interested can begin the paperwork.

Environmentalists lost their fight to ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Lawmakers instead decided to open Illinois to a practice that's been an economic boon in other states.

ATV Riders Will Begin Paying Registration Fee

Sep 25, 2013
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Owners of all-terrain vehicles in Illinois will be paying a bit more for having the off-road conveyance.