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The fight over carbon dioxide — what to do with it and where to store it — is ramping up in Illinois.
According to a recent University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign report, the state is well-positioned to become a leader in carbon capture and storage, in which carbon dioxide is removed from industrial exhaust or the air and injected deep underground.
Pursuing these projects could mean billions of dollars in federal funding, jobs and help meeting the state’s clean energy goals. But property owners are worried about the risks of building pipelines beneath their farms, and environmentalists question whether the strategy can even help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Read the full story from the Tribune’s Nara Schoenberg.
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Nine rivals for mayor made final appearances over the weekend ahead of an unpredictable Chicago election. Candidates fanned out to churches, diners, house parties and rallies, aiming to make it past Tuesday and to the anticipated April 4 runoff.
Early voting turnouts suggest interest in the race is relatively high, exceeding both the 2019 and 2015 races.
Last November was supposed to be the first time Chicago polling places were fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Instead, as voters cast their ballots in city elections through Tuesday, just over a third of the polling places — often schools, park district facilities, libraries or churches — are fully accessible by ADA standards.
Five Democratic Kane County lawmakers responded to Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain’s recent criticism over the state’s new assault weapons ban after he spoke out during a Kane County Board committee meeting and said he was embarrassed to be a Democrat.
State Sens. Cristina Castro and Karina Villa and state Reps. Anna Moeller, Martha Hirschauer and Barbara Hernandez, all Democrats, penned a letter to “the people of Kane County,” stating they too are embarrassed Hain is a Democrat and defended the assault weapons ban.
The 2023 Chicago Bears were made for the offseason, a bubbling cauldron of intrigue, possibility and hypotheticals.
With a surplus of cash to spend in free agency, the No. 1 pick in the draft and a last-place roster in need of a major overhaul, Bears general manager Ryan Poles quickly might become the busiest man in the NFL over the next 10 weeks. As the combine gets underway, here are 10 issues we’re keeping on the radar.
It’s not exactly the choicest of entrees when it’s 90 degrees out on a hot July day, writes Nick Kindelsperger. But let’s just say it is February in Chicagoland, and bone-chilling weather surrounds us. In theory, what’s the most fortifying bowl of ramen you could try?
That’s easy. Make your way to a strip mall in suburban Schaumburg, where you’ll find one of the heartiest styles of them all — Jiro-style ramen served at the recently opened Chicago Ramen Annex in Schaumburg.