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03/26/2015Detroit Red Wings Arena Developer to Address Parking Concerns

March 26--The developer of the new Red Wings arena is expected to resume discussions with the Detroit City Council today about construction of the arena amid concerns from some elected officials about where downtown visitors will park. A parking garage to be built next to the new Red Wings arena will house a fraction of incoming game traffic, pushing thousands of patrons to several existing ...
03/27/2015Mo. Utility Settles Lawsuit Over Water Well Contamination

March 27--Ameren Missouri has joined a group of companies that are keeping chemicals from polluting St. Charles' drinking water wells. The utility settled a lawsuit last month with several companies in charge of cleaning up contamination at the nearby Hayford Bridge Road Superfund site. Those companies -- Pfizer Inc., Mallinckrodt LLC, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Findett Real Estate Corp -- ...
03/24/2015Northwestern Mutual to Pour Foundation for 32-story Office Tower

March 24--Fifty cement trucks will be hauling loads to the construction site of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.'s 32-story office tower around the clock starting Friday as crews pour concrete for 27 consecutive hours to form the building's foundation. The company said the foundation pouring stage of the project begins at 7 p.m. Friday and is scheduled to end about 10 p.m. Saturday. ...
03/20/2015Huge Land Deal for Mining in U.P. to Be Approved

March 20--ROSCOMMON -- The largest single public land deal in Michigan history will be approved, state Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh said Thursday. The state is selling 8,810 acres of surface land or underground mineral rights to Canadian company Graymont for it to create a vast, 13,000-acre limestone mining operation in the Upper Peninsula counties of Mackinac and ...
03/19/2015Mo. Senate: Gov Can't Extend Bonds for NFL Stadium Without Vote

March 19--JEFFERSON CITY -- Gov. Jay Nixon could not extend bonds for a new NFL stadium in St. Louis without a vote under a measure passed Thursday by the Missouri Senate. The measure would allow the state to use $200 million worth of bonds for repair and maintenance projects, as well as some new construction. The bill does not establish the projects to benefit from this money, it simply ...
03/24/2015More Higher-end Apartments Planned for Midtown Detroit

March 24--A new Midtown Detroit apartment complex along Woodward Avenue is scheduled to break ground this summer and target mid- to higher-end income renters a short walk from the future arena district and near future stops on the forthcoming M-1 Rail line. The Scott @ Brush Park, a planned five-story building with a swimming pool, would rise from a vacant lot at the corner of Erskine and ...
03/19/2015Regulators Investigate Chicago Utility's Planned $4.6B Gas Main

March 19--While Wisconsin Energy Corp. has been focused on negotiations to resolve power and rate-shock concerns in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the company also is being asked to fix a utility problem in Chicago. State regulators in Illinois have opened an investigation into reports of mismanagement by Peoples Gas, the natural gas utility in Chicago that Wisconsin Energy has proposed to ...
03/20/2015Former Marshall Field's Warehouse to Get New Life in Chicago

March 20--Marshall Field's is long gone from Chicago but a pair of developers is trying to keep part of the name alive with the redevelopment of a sprawling 1.5 million-square-foot complex and about 22 acres at Diversey Avenue and Pulaski Road. Built in 1928 as an Olsen Rug factory, the six buildings took on a second life as a warehouse for Marshall Field's and then Macy's, which closed the ...
03/21/2015Ill. Atty. Gen. Says No to Right-to-work "Zone"s

March 21--Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Friday that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to put in place small right-to- work areas across Illinois is illegal, marking the second time the state's chief legal officer has pushed back against governor's attempts to limit employee unions. Madigan issued a legal opinion Friday saying Rauner's idea for "empowerment zones" -- areas ...
03/18/2015OPINION: Give Wash. Voters $15-B Option on Mass Transit

March 18--Opponents of highway spending complain that the state Senate's transportation package -- now up for consideration in the House -- is too long on concrete and too short on alternatives to the automobile. That overlooks a monumental investment in mass transit. The Senate bill would give Sound Transit the authority, subject to voter approval, to raise $11.2 billion for a massive ...
03/17/2015Two Wis. Power Plants May Convert to Natural Gas

March 17--Two coal-fired power plants in Milwaukee County could stop burning coal by the end of the year. The Valley power plant in the Menomonee Valley is expected to complete its conversion to burn natural gas this year, and now a much smaller coal plant in Wauwatosa appears headed for conversion as well. Milwaukee County Regional Medical Center plans to burn natural gas at the power plant ...
03/18/2015Chicago City Council Approves Obama Library Land Transfer

March 18--The Chicago City Council on Wednesday voted 47-0 to turn over about 20 acres in one of two South Side parks for Barack Obama's presidential library in the event that the University of Chicago's bid for the project is chosen. The ordinance to transfer the land in either Jackson Park or Washington Park had the support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and already has gotten the endorsement of the ...
03/12/2015Interior Energy Project Bill Faces Criticism Among Wash. House Committees

March 12--Legislation key to the future of the Interior Energy Project is being investigated in both the House and Senate. Parallel pieces House Bill 105 and Senate Bill 50 would remove the North Slope gas source requirement from a $275 million financing package passed in 2013 and provided to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority for the project. Gov. Bill Walker submitted the ...
03/13/2015Audit Faults Michigan Bridge Inspection Program

March 13--LANSING -- The Michigan Department of Transportation is likely inspecting thousands of Michigan bridges more often than necessary while not inspecting potentially unsafe bridges often enough, according to an auditor general's report released today. The report by Auditor General Doug Ringler says MDOT could make better use of its limited resources and also improve bridge safety my ...
03/14/2015Ill. Unions Ramp Up to Thwart Right to Work

March 14--In the wake last week of Wisconsin becoming the 25th right-to-work state, Illinois unions say they're girding for battle by strengthening ties with allies and ramping up lobbying efforts. Illinois is surrounded by states that have adopted right-to-work laws that allow some workers to refrain from paying union dues, including Indiana, Iowa and Michigan. And the anti-union momentum ...
03/14/2015Safety Concerns Grow Along Paths of Wis. Oil Tanker Train Traffic

March 14--A growing tide of crude oil is being shipped by railroads through Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, at a time when the industry is coming under closer scrutiny because of safety concerns. Four freight trains carrying crude oil have crashed and burned in the United States and Canada since mid-February. In one accident on March 5, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. train derailed ...
03/04/2015Legislators Push Back on Alaska Gov.'s Gas Plan

March 04--Just as things seemed to be going reasonably well for the large Alaska LNG Project, the $45 billion to $65 billion gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas initiative in which the state is a partner, Gov. Bill Walker may be throwing a wrench into the works. State legislators, and the state's industry partners in the big project, are now worried about the governor's Feb. 18 announcement ...
03/11/2015Mich. Lawmakers Offer Dramatically Different Energy Plans

March 11--LANSING -- When Gov. Rick Snyder gives a special message on energy issues in Warren on Friday, he'll be competing with dramatically different plans offered by Republicans and Democrats in recent weeks. State Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, offered a plan last week that goes back to a fully regulated market for electricity and maintains, but does not increase a mandate that utilities get ...
03/12/2015307-unit Apartment Development Planned for Milwaukee

March 12--A $40 million apartment development, with just over 300 units, is being proposed for the former site of Sweet Water Organics Inc. in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood. Local developer Blair Williams, who operates Wired Properties LLC, and Indianapolis-based Milhaus Development, have tentative plans to buy the 6-acre site, at 2151 and 2181 S. Robinson Ave., demolish the industrial ...
03/12/2015Owner of Detroit's International Bridge to Appeal Decision on New U.S.-Canada Span

March 12--WASHINGTON -- Before anyone gets to thinking that a new Detroit River span to rival the 85-year-old Ambassador Bridge is as good as done, Manuel (Matty) Moroun still has some legal cards to play. On Thursday, lawyers for Moroun, whose family controls the privately owned Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ont., filed a notice of an appeal in federal court challenging a ...
03/11/2015Mass Transit Renovations on Five Chicago Stations to Start This Fall

March 11--Renovations will begin in the fall and take about a year to complete on the next five stations receiving upgrades on the O'Hare branch of the Blue Line, under a $25.6 million contract that the CTA board approved Wednesday. The five Northwest Side stations are at Addison, Irving Park, Montrose, Harlem and Cumberland. "The Addison station may be the most important of those projects ...
03/10/2015Developer Proposes Mixed-Use Project Across From Tacoma's Freighthouse Square

March 10--A Portland-based developer has two to three months to firm up plans for a mixed-use building in Tacoma's Dome District, across the street from Freighthouse Square. Pierce Transit's board voted Monday evening to enter into exclusive negotiations with Cody Development Corp. for the ultimate sale of the property at 415 E. 25th St. in Tacoma, according to an agency news release. The vote ...
03/08/2015Mo. Project Could Impact State's Say in High-voltage Lines

March 08--A court case involving a high-voltage transmission line proposal from an Ameren Corp. subsidiary could reduce the power Missouri regulators have over out-of-state transmission developers. Ameren Transmission's 100-mile line would run through a corner of northeast Missouri, from the Iowa border through Kirksville to Palmyra. Dubbed the Mark Twain line, it is one of three Ameren ...
03/09/2015Feds Extend License for Mo. Nuclear Plant

March 09--Federal regulators have granted Ameren Missouri's request for authority to operate its nuclear power plant in Callaway County for an additional 20 years. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Monday it had extended the St. Louis-based utility's operating license for the mid-Missouri nuclear plant. The extension means Ameren can legally operate the plant, about 15 miles ...
03/11/2015Mich. Power Plants' Pollution Reduction Plan Questioned

March 11--RIVER ROUGE -- Environmental groups are criticizing air pollution permits sought by DTE Energy for its coal-fired power plants in Wayne County, saying they don't go far enough to protect air quality and public safety. The proposed permits will reduce sulfur dioxide emissions from current levels at DTE's River Rouge and Trenton Channel plants -- but allow far more emissions than an ...

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