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Metra Announces 2018 Construction, Including Station Work CHICAGO (AP) — As many Chicagoans know, spring may mean warm weather, but it also means the start of construction season. Metra recently released its list of construction projects planned for 2018. The railroad is using its $84.8 million budget to improve signal and communication systems as part […]

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Group Assessing Impact of Illinois Safe Roads Amendment SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois advocacy group is looking to determine the impact of the state transportation lockbox amendment more than a year after voters approved the measure. The State Journal-Register reports that nearly 80 percent of voters in 2016 approved the Safe Roads Amendment, which […]

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APS teams with First Solar on Plant With Battery Storage PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s largest electric utility is teaming with one of the nation’s leading solar panel makers to develop a solar power field matched with battery storage. Arizona Public Service Co. and Tempe-Based First Solar announced last month that they will build the solar […]

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Legionella Bacteria Found in Illinois State Capitol Complex SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State officials say preliminary test results show legionella bacteria have been found in the Illinois State Capitol complex. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register says the Illinois Secretary of State’s office sent a memo Feb. 7 saying there were four positive readings for the bacteria […]

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Report: More Utility Customers Produced Electricity in 2016 LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state says more utility customers in Michigan produced their own electricity in 2016 than the previous year. Michigan’s Public Service Commission says 2,582 residential, commercial and industrial customers participated in the state’s net metering program, an increase of 427 from 2015. Solar […]