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Watch now: Competing clean energy proposals emerge in Springfield

Lawmakers, lobbyists and energy industry officials in Springfield agree on the obvious — the future of energy generation involves moving away from dirty fossil fuels towards clean sources like wind and solar. 

 

Sports betting just got harder for some Illinois residents. Here's how.

For Illinois residents in communities without easy access to a casino, racetrack or off-track betting facility that hosts a sportsbook, it just got much harder to open a legal sports betting account. 

Watch now: Illinois had $2.46 billion in sports bets over 10 months. The numbers keep growing.

Sports betting became legal in Illinois a year ago. Then came COVD — and an opportunity. 

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VIEWPOINT: All these years, little progress at John Deere mansion

After 23 years, the frustration is forgivable.

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