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Illinois State Capitol

Illinois House Committee OKs Fracking Regulation Proposal

A proposal that aims to create thousands of jobs in southern Illinois by kick-starting high-volume oil and gas drilling cleared a top committee Tuesday, sending it on to the House floor.

05/21/2013

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State Senate Approves Regulations On Fracking

The Illinois State Senate has passed unanimously, and sent to the state House of Representatives, a bill that would regulate “fracking,” the process used to obtain access to deep natural gas reserves

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Kirk: Fight High Gas Prices With State’s Own Resources

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says a remedy to high gas prices could be found by looking to Illinois’ own natural resources.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

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Illinois’ Natural Resources Could Help Relieve Gas Prices

Illinois is among six states where the average price for a gallon of gas has topped $4 and several more are close behind, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge.

04/18/2011