Illinois Department of Natural Resources http://wkms.org en Southern Illinoisans Express Concern About Fracking at Public Hearing http://wkms.org/post/southern-illinoisans-express-concern-about-fracking-public-hearing <p></p><p>Some Southern Illinois residents are concerned about hydraulic fracturing related water quality, chemical trade secrets and the size of fines levied on the industry. &nbsp;</p><p>The comments came from among the 175 present at an Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ public hearing on fracking last night at Rend Lake College in Ina. A six-member panel listened to a range of public comments about the IDNR’s proposed fracking regulations. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:48:07 +0000 Jacob McCleland 37082 at http://wkms.org Southern Illinoisans Express Concern About Fracking at Public Hearing IL To Sell Off-Highway Recreation Stamps http://wkms.org/post/il-sell-highway-recreation-stamps <p></p><p>Illinois officials say they will improve all-terrain vehicle recreational access by selling usage stamps beginning early next year.</p><p>The Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that $15 &quot;off-highway vehicle&quot; stamps will be issued by approved vendors along with hunting and fishing licenses. They will be valid from April 1 through March 31, 2015. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:42:53 +0000 The Associated Press 35598 at http://wkms.org IL To Sell Off-Highway Recreation Stamps Governor Pat Quinn Signs New Veteran-focused Laws http://wkms.org/post/governor-pat-quinn-signs-new-veteran-focused-laws <p></p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:50:20 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 20668 at http://wkms.org Governor Pat Quinn Signs New Veteran-focused Laws Illinois 'Fracking' Legislation Passes Senate http://wkms.org/post/illinois-fracking-legislation-passes-senate <p>A bill regulating hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is advancing in the Illinois legislature. The state Senate unanimously passed a bill yesterday addressing the decades-old but debated technology used to reach previously inaccessible natural gas reserves deep underground. The bill comes as energy companies are pushing to prospect possible drilling sites using fracking in southern Illinois. The legislation allows the state&#39;s Department of Natural Resources to regulate fracking. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:42:33 +0000 Associated Press 17777 at http://wkms.org Illinois 'Fracking' Legislation Passes Senate