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ILLINOIS STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 58: Clean Energy Town Hall in Highland Park to be held on November 19

November 10, 2019

Illinois State House District 58 recently issued the following announcement. Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CST Location: Highland Park Police Department Address: 1677 Old Deerfield Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035 Details Learn more about climate change, how you can benefit from clean energy, electric vehicles, and the Clean Energy…

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Trump’s ruinous environmental policy on display in Illinois . . . and everywhere else

November 6, 2019

Our state and city should put up as big a bulwark as possible against the president’s attacks on all things green. By Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board Illinois already is experiencing the kind of effects scientists warned us would come with climate change. Lake Michigan has swung from a record low to such high levels that…

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Will County activists push for passage of Clean Energy Jobs Act

November 4, 2019

Bill aims to put Illinois on path to 100% renewable energy by 2050 By Alex Ortiz | The Herald-News Even after a busy spring legislative session in the state capitol, activists in Will County are pushing for one more significant bill to pass — this time on environmental issues. More than 200 environmental groups, health…

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Oak Park starts dialogue on environment, Clean Energy Jobs Act

October 30, 2019

By Megann Horstead | Chicago Tribune Clean energy can be profitable, as well as practical, and should be pursued, said one of the state legislators who came to Oak Park recently to discuss the topic. Other legislators focused on environmental justice and creating opportunities for diverse employees in the growing environmental economy. They made the…

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Over 500 protesters rally in support of clean energy jobs

October 29, 2019

By Tessa Bentulan | ABC Newschannel 20 “Over 500 activists from around the state joined together at the Illinois State Capitol to rally for the Clean Energy Jobs Act Tuesday afternoon. Protesters are advocating for cleaner solutions and the jobs it would create. This act, generated by the Illinois Environmental Council, would make the state…

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Growing cloud of corruption shouldn’t slow action on green energy bill

October 29, 2019

Legislators have a chance to move Illinois toward a greener energy future, so they need to overcome their fears about subpoenas delivered to ComEd. By the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board | Chicago Sun-TImes “Unsurprisingly, Springfield is captivated by a widening corruption scandal that most recently led to charges against state Rep. Luis Arroyo and the…

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CEJA could spur $39B investment

October 29, 2019

Clean energy would produce $6B in state, local tax revenue over 20 years, says new study By Ted Cox | One Illinois” The Clean Energy Jobs Act could spur $39 billion in private investment over the next decade and produce $6 billion in state and local tax revenue over 20 years, according to a new…

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Renewed Push for Clean Energy Jobs Act

October 26, 2019

By Doug Jenkins | WBGZ Radio “Advocates for the Clean Energy Jobs Act gathered Thursday to voice their support for the bill, and the community. With those in attendance saying climate change has affected local businesses such as Morrison’s Irish Pub through flooding nearly every year and Riverbend agriculture facing challenges affected by weather, supporters…

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Advocates Say Clean Energy Jobs Act Can’t Wait Until Next Year

October 23, 2019

By Tim Shelley | WCBU “Four Central Illinois coal plants and a southern Illinois coal mine are slated to close by year’s end. Environmental advocates say the Clean Energy Jobs Act would create new programs to help workers and communities impacted by the coal facility closures. And they say movement on the legislation is needed…

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Town Hall talks renewable energy for Illinois

October 22, 2019

By Spencer Foust | The McDonough County Voice “MACOMB – Thursday evening, October 17, the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs held a clean energy town hall at Spoon River Outreach Center to inform the community on renewable energy legislation being drafted for Illinois, and the effects it would have on the regional economy and community…

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The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition is launching an open conversation to explore how communities across Illinois can benefit from the clean energy economy. Listen. Lead. Share. We need your voice!