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Restaurant Owners Support Cutting Ethanol Requirement To Help Food Prices

Restaurant owners in Chicago say the federal government needs to help stop the rising cost of food.


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Chicago’s Average Gas Price Climbs Above $4 Per Gallon

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for said lingering effects of the harsh winter were to blame for the recent spike in gas prices.


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Approval Of E15 Ethanol Blend A Step Closer

The gasoline used in most cars could soon have more ethanol.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

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Expiring Ethanol Tax Credit Could Mean Higher Gas Prices

An expiring ethanol tax credit could lead to higher gas prices come 2012.

WBBM Newsradio–12/29/2011


Professor: Use More Grass, Less Corn For Biofuels

URBANA, Ill. (CBS) — Illinois’ environment would be better with more grass and less corn – in the opinion of a University of Illinois researcher. As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Dave Dahl reports, plant biologist Evan […]

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011

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Is Ethanol Better Than Gasoline?

Crude oil prices are down, and that should be good news for drivers. But the problem is, many drivers aren’t seeing prices at the gas pump fall that much.

CBS 2–05/18/2011

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Bill Pending To Increase Amount Of Ethanol In Gasoline

A bill that would pave the way for ethanol-based E15 fuel in Illinois is rattling around the Illinois House.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

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Four Loko Being Recycled Into Auto Fuel

The infamous Chicago-made beverage Four Loko is being recycled, and could actually wind up in your gas tank.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2011