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Nuclear Regulatory Commission resident inspectors keep an eye on Clinton plant

The Clinton Power Station in DeWitt County south of Bloomington-Normal started operating in 1987. The nuclear plant is supposed to shut down in 2026, but owner Constellation Energy has applied for a 20-year license extension. The aging plant is a massive assemblage of pipes, pumps, and valves. Security is rigorous. It takes about an hour […]

217 Today: Medicare will begin historic negotiations with pharma to reduce drug prices.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 Today’s headlines:  A Lake County, Illinois judge is denying motions to dismiss the criminal case against the father of the alleged gunman in the Highland Park mass shooting. As Illinois Covid cases creep upward, Governor J.B. Pritzker is pushing back against what he calls “Facebook Fakery.”  Many respiratory viruses circulate year-round […]