The Columbia Chronicle

Illinois power plants cause environmental alarm

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 4, 2012

Illinois power plants have resorted to releasing massive amounts of extremely hot water into Illinois rivers and lakes, causing fish populations to rapidly decrease, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.Although Chicago power plants have not asked for any special variances to release coolant water the Chicago River system is still being affected.With temperatures rising to 100 degrees Fahrenheit this sum...

Legal matters in 50th Ward ongoing after run-off

By Darryl Holliday

April 4, 2011

The heated 50th Ward race between Alderman Bernard Stone and challenger Debra Silverstein has become more contentious as election officials continue to look into funds related to Stone’s campaign.A complaint was filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections alleging that a local group, Concerned Citizens of the 50th Ward, failed to file disclosure reports detailing money it received. The group paid for anti-Silverste...

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