Illinois Environmental Council

South fork of the Apple River in Jo Daviess County
Helping Others Maintain Environmental Standards

Economic growth. Or the environment. Pollsters at Southern Illinois University's Paul Simon Public Policy Institute put them head to head.  Read on to hear which came out on top.

Illinois lawmakers talk a lot about the importance of growing the state's economy.

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A hearing is being held this week in Chicago on a federal program designed to jumpstart renewable energy projects.  States that get on board would be allowed more emission allowances in exchange for investment in cleaner alternatives.