Rauner Likes Jobs Saved In Nuke Deal, Dislikes 'Corporate Welfare' ComponentThe measure saves an estimated 1,500 jobs in central and western Illinois by keeping two nuclear power plants open.
Illinois Lawmakers Vote To Bail Out 2 Nuke Plants, At Ratepayer ExpenseThe plan would cost 3.1 million northern Illinois customers of ComEd an average of 25 cents more per month during the life of the plan.
In Illinois, Reaction To Iran Nuke Deal Falls Along Party Lines
Man Charged With Sending 'Bin Laden' Letters About Fictitious BombsFederal authorities say a Chicago man sent letters to 16 states that purported to be from Osama bin Laden, and that claimed that al-Qaeda had planted bombs around the country.
Official: Get Educated About Nuclear EmergenciesA suburban emergency response official says a conference she recently attended made it clear to her we all need to be better educated about possible nuclear radiation emergencies.
Quinn: Japan Crisis A 'Wake-Up Call' For Nuke Plants In IllinoisThe Illinois governor expresses concern that his state's nuclear power plants may need a greater degree of oversight, given the impact of a natural disaster on Japanese reactors.
Radiation From Japan Detected At O'Hare AirportFederal officials say flights from Japan have been screened as a precaution but no passengers have been contaminated.
Expert: Japan Nuclear Exposure Unlikely In United StatesA nuclear engineer at Argonne National Laboratory says even though there is a potential for more radioactive release in Japan - the United States is not at risk.