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PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2019. 


A blockbuster storm forecast to bring major snowfall to the Midwest today and Northeast over the weekend. Also, on the Friday rundown: Women’s Marches planned across the nation tomorrow; plus Democrats slog to Iowa on path to the White House.

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - IL: Public Lands/Wilderness

Washington, DC - With gold prices at a seven-month high, some say there's no better time than now to ensure that Illinois taxpayers get a return from hard rock mining on public lands. The U.S. House is considering reform of the 1872 Mining Law to provide modern environmental and taxpayer protections

Chicago, IL – It's a wish list aimed at protecting the country's most valuable natural resources: Protections for public lands like the Shawnee National Forest in Illinois are among the requests from conservationists for the new administration. Velma Smith, Pew Campaign for Responsible Mining

Springfield, IL – Despite the protests of thousands, seven Illinois state parks will close on Sunday. Lawmakers restored $220 million dollars cut from the state budget and appropriated a couple of million to fund 11 state parks - but Governor Rod Blagojevich has decided only four should stay

Springfield, IL – The latest Illinois budget chop may mean some state parks will close up shop. That's according to an analysis from the Illinois Environmental Council, after Gov. Rod Blagojevich took away another $14 million from the Department of Natural Resources budget. Jonathan Goldman

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