By John Bambenek
While much of the public attention is directed at the federal government slimdown and upcoming fight on the debt ceiling, a very important milestone was reached for the Affordable Care Act. Namely, the health care exchanges were "opened."
SPRINGFIELD — What do Dennis Rodman, Rod Blagojevich and Jesse Jackson Jr. have in common with Illinois state government?
Despite having large incomes, each has found himself teetering on the brink of insolvency.
By MIKE PEMBERTON
The older I get the earlier I awake. If the trend continues, I'll be rising at 4 a.m., eating supper in midafternoon and hitting the hay at 8 in the evening. The jokes about senior citizens' early bird dinner specials taking a different, more practical meaning to me.
By ALAN KURTZ
By CAROLINE H. LITTLE
We've been calling it the end of an era for a long time now.
By Naomi Jakobsson
By EVAN FEINBERG
In preparation for the rollout of Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration is taking its message to college campuses like the University of Illinois to sign up as many students as possible. They've even brought on board Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, Amy Poehler and other celebrities to help convince millennials that the exchanges are cool.
By Philip Nelson
Illinois has become the frontline in the battleground of Midwestern energy transmission. But for many residents, the argument isn't with wind energy production itself. Instead, the controversy lies with how to get that wind energy from point A to point B.
By Frank DiNovo
Sell water to the Bulldog Coal mine? Allow the Clinton landfill to accept PCB-tainted waste? Sell effluent to the Cronus fertilizer plant? Yet again, we have witnessed a string of difficult decisions falling into the laps of local governments more or less ill-prepared for the resulting controversy.
By John Shimkus and Rodney Davis
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the president's directive through his Climate Action Plan, issued a rule on Sept. 20 that will kill the future for coal and raise costs for electricity in the future.