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09/02/2015Toll in Newest Legionnaires' Outbreak Reaches Eight

State officials are reporting another death and four new cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of a western Illinois town, bringing the number of deaths to eight from an outbreak first disclosed last week. The Illinois Department of Public Health said Wednesday that the new cases are not connected to an infectious disease outbreak that has sickened nearly 50 residents of the ...
08/28/2015Mo. Utility Wants More Time to Prove Plant Emissions Are Clean

Aug. 28--LABADIE -- Data from two new air monitors Ameren Missouri installed close to its largest power plant paint a rosy picture of the air quality under the giant smokestacks that dominate the skyline near here. That conflicts with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' own modeling data, which show that the air in parts of Franklin and St. Charles County around the massive coal ...
08/30/2015Business Execs Guarded on St. Louis Stadium Proposal

Aug. 30--If leaders of some of the area's big companies have strong opinions about the proposed NFL stadium on the St. Louis riverfront, many are keeping their thoughts to themselves. Through press representatives, corporate executives either declined to discuss the stadium plan's specifics or did not respond to requests from the Post-Dispatch to describe in detail their support, or absence of ...
08/30/2015Wis. Utiltity Begins Study of Solar Power in Madison

Aug. 30--Some of the top business stories from the past week include: Local/state SOLAR POWER: Alliant Energy is studying solar-energy technology in a project outside its Madison headquarters. Construction began Monday on the $5 million first phase of the project, which aims to study how solar energy works in a cold-weather climate like Madison. A second phase is expected next year. The ...
08/27/2015$25M in Construction Contracts for New Red Wings Arena in Detroit OK'd

Aug. 27--The public body that will own the new Red Wings arena approved more than $25 million in construction contracts Wednesday. Companies headquartered in Detroit will perform more than $7.6 million worth of the work the Detroit Downtown Development Authority approved Wednesday. Detroit-based businesses, which are headquartered elsewhere but have offices in the city, got $838,109 of the ...
08/27/2015Kansas City Streetcar Delay Not as Bad as Originally Anticipated

Aug. 27--Kansas City's streetcar vehicle delivery delay will not be as bad as city officials had feared, but they still can't guarantee the system will be up and running with passengers in time for March Madness at the Sprint Center. The manufacturer, CAF USA, had told the city in July that the delivery date might be as late as mid-December, which raised the possibility that the streetcars ...
08/28/2015Developer, Builders Group Sue City of Chicago Over Affordable Housing Rule

Aug. 28--A Chicago developer and a trade group representing local homebuilders have filed a lawsuit against the city for its affordable housing requirements, two months before even more stringent rules are set to take effect. In the suit filed Thursday, Hoyne Development and the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago say the city's long-standing Affordable Requirements Ordinance is ...
08/29/2015Wis. Museum Makeover Moves Forward as Part of Apartment Plan

Aug. 29--By the end of 2016, a museum focused on Waukesha's history -- including legendary guitarist Les Paul -- will likely reopen in much better financial shape as part of a project that will create 41 high-end apartments. The financially troubled Waukesha County Museum is selling its downtown property, including the historic former courthouse, to a group led by local developer Alan ...
08/25/2015Wis. Utility to Study Solar Energy Generation With Multi-year Project

Aug. 25--Solar-energy generation is a natural fit for warm-weather locations. Can it work in Wisconsin? Alliant Energy believes it can. To verify that, the company will study solar energy generation in Madison in a multi-year project. Construction on the project's $5 million first phase started Monday on the 25 acres of land that houses Alliant's 326,000-square-foot headquarters at 4902 N. ...
08/21/2015Why Medical Marijuana Can Still Get You Fired in Illinois

Aug. 21--Michael Rosengarden says he is a "big believer" in medical marijuana. But his sympathy for Illinois' cannabis patients runs into a roadblock at his workplace, where he won't employ anyone found with drugs in their system. "The liability is significant, and I'm not interested in losing what I've worked a lifetime to put together," said Rosengarden, president of Autohaus Automotive, a ...
08/25/2015Ohio Lawmaker Vows to Fight Pollution Controls

Aug. 25--U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green) says he plans to take on President Obama's proposal to reduce smog through tighter pollution controls on manufacturers. Both the President's recently finalized Clean Power Plan -- which aims to cut carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases -- and a plan for stronger ground-level ozone restrictions targeted by Mr. Latta put Ohio at the crossroads ...
08/24/2015OPINION: Wis. Utility's Solar Plan Is Sound Investment Toward Future Needs

Aug. 24--Alliant Energy's deal with a South Korean company to build a solar power field in the town of Beloit is one all should appreciate for several reasons. -- It demonstrates the cost-effectiveness of solar power as a clean energy source is migrating north. -- It would be a good reuse of a former landfill. -- And, regardless of how you view the Obama administration's new demands to slash ...
08/23/2015MoDOT Brainstorming Highway of the Future

Aug. 23--Solar panels, energy harvesting and truck platooning are just some of the high-tech ideas that may be studied by state highway officials in search of future innovations for Missouri's roads. The Missouri Department of Transportation is currently soliciting suggestions from industry, institutions and individuals that could lead to new technologies in constructing highways. In early ...
08/20/2015Mich. Road Funding -- Why Talks Failed, What Comes Next

Aug. 20--LANSING -- Gov. Rick Snyder is to meet today with House and Senate leaders from both parties as they try to pick up the pieces from another failed attempt to strike a long-term funding deal to repair Michigan's faltering roads and bridges. The inability of state lawmakers to reach an agreement during Wednesday's session means legislative action to commit at least $1.2 billion a year ...
08/22/2015Plan for Giant Warehouse, Subassembly Facility Near Mo. GM Plant on Hold

Aug. 22--WENTZVILLE -- The developer of a planned 1.3-million-square-foot warehouse and subassembly facility near the General Motors assembly plant says the project is on "temporary hold." "We're basically pumping the brakes a little bit," Chad Meyer, president of NorthPoint Development, said Friday. "GM is basically evaluating what's the best use of the site and what's going to best serve ...
08/23/2015Industrial Powerhouse-turned-environmental Nightmare Coming Down in St. Louis

Aug. 23--ST. LOUIS -- For the first half-century of the automotive age, the Carter Carburetor factory in north St. Louis churned out cutting-edge carburetors for generations of brawny American cars, a massive brick monument to the city's industrial heyday. Now the factory is a hollow, windowless sentinel standing guard over toxic contamination that has bled down to bedrock. The final chapter ...
08/21/2015St. Paul mayor, Soccer Team Owner Meet to Discuss Stadium

Aug. 21--St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman on Thursday met with Minnesota United FC owner Bill McGuire about a possible Major League Soccer stadium in the city's Midway district. Coleman spoke with McGuire in the morning and "discussions are ongoing," said Tonya Tennessen, the mayor's spokeswoman. With a competing stadium plan in Minneapolis, St. Paul is trying to lure United FC to the vacant "bus ...
08/19/2015Utility Plans Solar 'Gardens' for Two Mich. Campuses

Aug. 19--Freshmen aren't the only newbies coming to Western Michigan and Grand Valley State universities soon. The Kalamazoo and Allendale schools are the sites of Consumers Energy's new Solar Gardens renewable energy program, the power company has announced. Acres of solar panels will be built at each location; both are scheduled to open next year. A typical solar panel is a little smaller ...
08/20/2015Work Near Chicago Transit Line Raised Alarm Before Embankment Collapse

Aug. 20--Weeks before an embankment collapse shut down the CTA's Yellow Line this spring, concerns were expressed over whether nearby construction at a sewage treatment plant in Skokie was causing too much movement in the tracks, emails obtained by the Tribune show. Monitoring of the CTA rails and a steel bridge revealed that vibrations, settlement and movement of the track system often ...
08/20/2015Packers Unveil Plans for Entertainment District Next to Lambeau

Aug. 20--GREEN BAY -- The Green Bay Packers are a moneymaking machine, as strong financially as they have been at quarterback for nearly a quarter century. Over the past four fiscal years, the Packers have cleared a net income of $140.3 million, and it would have been much more had they not decided to spend $53.7 million buying up land south and west of Lambeau Field. But as team president ...
08/20/2015Michigan Lawmakers Postpone a Roads Deal Until Fall

Aug. 20--LANSING -- Lawmakers will adjourn until after Labor Day without being able to come up with a solution for Michigan's roads. After 11 hours of closed-door talks and attempts at horse trading, the House adjourned shortly before 9 p.m. with a promise to come up with some sort of solution in the fall. Many lawmakers and interested business groups expressed optimism, but others close to ...
08/20/2015Internal Emails Shed Light on Chicago Commuter Train Embankment Collapse

Aug. 20--Weeks before an embankment collapse shut down the CTA's Yellow Line this spring, concerns were expressed over whether nearby construction at a sewage treatment plant in Skokie was causing too much movement in the tracks, emails obtained by the Tribune show. Monitoring of the CTA rails and a steel bridge revealed that vibrations, settlement and movement of the track system often ...
08/15/2015Wis. Would Be Hit Hard By New Rule on Emissions

Aug. 15--Wisconsin is among 10 states that must make the biggest cuts in greenhouse gases to meet the Obama administration's new requirements forcing utilities to make sharp reductions of carbon dioxide emissions. The regulations, announced Aug. 4, generated immediate pushback from some states -- including Wisconsin -- many of which would bear the brunt of reductions as part of the ...
08/18/2015Money for Roads? Mich. Lawmakers Will Try Again

Aug. 18--LANSING -- Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to meet Tuesday with legislative leaders from both parties as Michigan lawmakers return to Lansing for another attempt to reach an elusive agreement on how to pay for badly needed road repairs. The discussions return to the Capitol one day after a huge pothole on I-75 near Springwells in Detroit flattened more than two dozen tires and snarled ...
08/17/2015Construction Worker Killed in Fall at Madison, Wis. Job Site

Aug. 17--A 25-year-old construction worker died Monday from injuries he suffered in a fall at the site of a future apartment building one block off Capitol Square in Madison. Chris Lord of Dane was working as a framer at the site for the project's general contractor, McGann Construction, according to company president Bryan McGann. He had worked as a carpenter for the company for three years, ...

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