John Bradley http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Environmentalists, Business Groups Reach Deal On Fracking In Illinois http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/environmentalists-business-groups-reach-deal-fracking-illinois <p><em>Brian Mackey contributed reporting from Springfield, Ill.</em></p><p>It was an odd sight at the Illinois state Capitol today -&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">supporters of the oil and gas industry sharing a podium with environmental activists.</span></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:55:54 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 9532 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Environmentalists, Business Groups Reach Deal On Fracking In Illinois Ill. House OKs tax relief for businesses, families http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-house-oks-tax-relief-businesses-families <p><em>Will be updated. For the latest updates on this story, follow Illinois Public Radio reporter <a href="http://twitter.com/AmandaVinicky">@AmandaVinicky</a> on Twitter.</em></p><p><em>Updated 2:58 p.m. with input of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.</em></p><p><em>Updated 2:29 p.m. - replaces story on passage of bill for working poor with version encompassing passage of both bills.</em></p><p>The Illinois House has approved tax breaks for businesses, including some big names that are threatening to leave the state.</p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 18:12:16 +0000 Illinois Public Radio & The Associated Press 2656 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. House OKs tax relief for businesses, families