Tag Archives: Illinois

IL State Hearings and Transparency Needed on Nicor Gas Cost Hikes

Consumers are reeling over massive increases in Nicor Gas costs, and they can’t get answers because the system is rigged against them. Nicor Gas is owned by a massive conglomerate called Southern Gas, which has four gas subsidiaries serving 4.2 million customers. Nicor is the largest serving 2.2 million consumers in the northern third of the state, excluding Chicago. Nicor …

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How Soybeans Became China’s Most Powerful Weapon in Trump’s Trade War

China has reportedly halted all purchases of US soybeans. Here's why that's going to be very painful for American farmers.

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Hyping the GOP’s Prospects in 2014

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is forecasting a “tsunami” victory for his party in the 2014 midterm elections. Democrats are despairing over election-forecasting whiz kid Nate Silver’s projections, which indicate that the GOP may gain six Senate seats — just enough to flip it to Republican control. Pundit Larry Sabato is saying this is “a good election year for …

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