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  • Thursday, May 19, 2022
    Illinois' record high gas prices could go higher

    average gas prices currently over $1.70 more than last year, one expert says the price could continue to fluctuate.

     

    Illinois gas prices have steadily climbed month by month, with last month seeing a 60-cent increase in the average cost of a gallon of regular gas. These high costs have forced many residents to pay more ...   read more >

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  • Thursday, May 19, 2022
    State-backed ‘Rebuild Illinois’ construction projects are moving too slowly, lawmakers say

    Three years into the state’s 2019 Rebuild Illinois capital plan, lawmakers are expressing concerns about how fast the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is allocating money to complete projects.

     

    House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines) called a subject matter hearing Wednes...   read more >

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  • Thursday, May 19, 2022
    Utility infrastructure driving up heating and cooling costs in Illinois

    – An advocate with a public interest group says utility  infrastructure projects that are over budget are hitting Illinoisans in the pocketbook.

     

    Peoples Gas customers paid 43% more to heat their homes this past winter compared to the year before, a result of surging gas ...   read more >

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  • Thursday, May 19, 2022
    What’s in the SAFE-T Act? A look at the 2021 criminal justice reform and how it has evolved

    Law enforcement opposition has softened since initial passage, although concerns remain