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Quinn: Proposed 'fracking' rules good for state

    Gov. Pat Quinn is praising a bill that would regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois, saying it'll help the economy.

    Quinn released a statement Thursday after two downstate lawmakers introduced the bill to establish ground rules for hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."

    The method uses high-pressure mixtures of water, sand or gravel and

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Rapper Kenny Clutch among Nevada Las Vegas deaths (video)

    LAS VEGAS (CNN) -- Police are on an "intense" and "extremely focused" nationwide manhunt for the occupants of a black Range Rover at the center of a shooting on the Las Vegas strip that claimed three lives.

    The incident involved a Maserati that was shot at and subsequently crashed into a taxi, which caught fire.

    The driver of the Maserati, whom

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Winter storm sleeting portions of Illinois

      EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A winter storm creeping its way across portions of Illinois is mucking roads with a mix of sleet and snow. It's also forcing the schools to close early and hampering travel.

      In the Chicago area, school closures and late starts were announced and the morning commute was slowed. O’Hare airport got 2.7 inches of slow and Midway g

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago