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Jeff Biggers struck by student optimism, says region's future bright
At Harrisburg District Library Friday author Jeff Biggers said he was thrilled with his visit to speak to a Harrisburg High School class earlier in the day.
Oct 20, 2014 10:41 AM
No vote on Illinois fracking rules until November
An Illinois legislative panel has put off voting on rules for high-volume oil and gas extraction until next month, as it grapples with how to ensure regulations are fair to industry while protecting the environment.
JASON KEYSER, Associated Press
Oct 16, 2014 12:16 PM
Jeff Biggers: Diversification, capital key to healthy economy
Jeff Biggers will be speaking on Illinois history and his hopes for its future at Harrisburg Library 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Oct 16, 2014 11:18 AM
Lawmaker panel delays decision on fracking rules
A legislative panel said Tuesday that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois can take effect.
Sep 17, 2014 8:33 AM
Marc Miller: Fracking rules create jobs, protect environment
Much of the debate on high volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Illinois has centered on two concerns: Environment and industry. Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller believes the two priorities are not mutually exclusive.
Sep 12, 2014 11:31 AM
State agency issues long-awaited fracking rules
Stricter requirements for disclosing the use of chemicals are part of new proposed rules issued by the state Friday as part of the process of regulating fracking, the high-volume oil and gas drilling method that proponents hope will bring a surge of jobs to Illinois.
KERRY LESTER, Associated Press
Sep 1, 2014 6:36 AM
Equipment moves into Rocky Branch
Peabody Energy completed moving it's heavy machinery across Rocky Branch Road on Tuesday afternoon.
By Jon Sternberg, email@example.com
Aug 27, 2014 2:42 PM
Mining equipment move closes highway
Peabody Energy moved heavy mining equipment from the Cottage Grove Mine across state Route 13 to its new mine Monday, a project that involved creating a dirt wall over the highway.
Aug 26, 2014 11:00 AM
Preliminary decision: Cottage Grove Road goes to Peabody
Following a hearing on the future of the remaining 1/4 mile section of Cottage Grove Road Thursday night, Saline County Highway Engineer Jeff Jones returned from deliberating and announced the road should be vacated for use of Peabody Coal.
Jul 21, 2014 8:42 PM
SBA Honors Illinois Family-Owned Business of the Year
On Thursday June 26, more than 200 members of Illinois's business community gathered to celebrate SBA's 2014 Illinois Small Business of the Year Awardees. Among those honored was Harrisburg's M & S Implement Company.
Jul 10, 2014 8:34 PM
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