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PHOTO: State regulators are releasing the rules needed to implement fracking in Illinois. Photo credit: Joshua Doubek/Wikipedia Creative Commons.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - It's a day for which both supporters and opponents of fracking in Illinois have been waiting for more than a year. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is releasing its long-awaited rules regulating hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the state. The process involves in ...Read More

PHOTO: With roughly 100 Central American refugee children currently being housed in Michigan, immigrant advocacy groups are working to address their immediate as well as long-term needs. Photo courtesy of Michigan United.

LANSING, Mich. - They fled their homelands with only what they could carry, and now several Michigan groups are coming together to provide clothing and toiletries for Central American and Mexican children who escaped gang violence and poverty in their native countries this summer. It's estimated th ...Read More

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota's labor unions say Labor Day should be more than a long weekend at the end of summer. It should also be time to recognize the hard work - and workers - around the state. Mark Anderson, president of the South Dakota State Federation of Labor, said too many people and ...Read More

PHOTO: Wisconsin has thousands of small streams such as this one, and the state's largest environmental group, Clean Wisconsin, says a recent manure spill of more than a million gallons that polluted the Little Eau Pleine River and netted the polluter a $464 fine sends the wrong message about keeping our environment clean. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey)

MADISON, Wis. - A recent manure spill of more than 1 million gallons that polluted the Little Eau Pleine River in Marathon County netted the offender a fine of only $464 from the Department of Natural Resources. Amber Meyer Smith, director of government relations for the state's largest environmen ...Read More

PHOTO: As Social Security marks its 79th anniversary this month, a report finds it is providing great benefits to Illinois families and the economy. Photo credit: Zimmytws/iStockphoto.com

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A new report from the advocacy group Social Security Works, highlights the ways that at the ripe old age of 79, Social Security is helping Illinois' residents and the economy. While pensions have changed, jobs have been lost and homes have lost equity, Eric Kingson, the o ...Read More

PHOTO: The public is invited to view The Moving Wall and pay tribute to the lives lost in Vietnam as the exhibit comes to Michigan this week. Photo courtesy of The Moving Wall Museum foundation.

HAMBURG, Mich. – A traveling exhibit honoring the sacrifices of the more than 58,000 Americans killed or unaccounted for in the Vietnam War returns to the state this week, and organizers say it offers lessons for Michiganders of all ages. Founder John Devitt, a Vietnam vet himself, says he c ...Read More

IMAGE: Several groups are asking Ohio's governor to reverse a decision to not extend a work requirement waiver for SNAP benefits to all counties. Graphic courtesy of USDA.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is being asked to reverse course on a decision that has cost thousands of Ohioans federally-funded food aid. Because of the recession, from 2007 to 2013, Ohio requested a statewide federal waiver of work requirements for childless adults without a job in need o ...Read More

PHOTO: New University of Indiana research has found that most temporary workers from Mexico who get work visas are no better off than those who are undocumented. Photo credit: Bread for the World/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - Immigrants from Mexico can fill the gap where there's a need for agricultural or low-skilled work in Indiana and other states. However, a new study finds little benefit for those who legally obtain a temporary worker visa. Indiana University researcher Lauren Apgar found that tempora ...Read More

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