energy http://northernpublicradio.org en Coal Curriculum To Continue In Illinois Schools http://northernpublicradio.org/post/coal-curriculum-continue-illinois-schools <p>A group of lawmakers don't like the idea that Illinois students are forced to learn how great coal is.&nbsp; But they failed in an effort to take that requirement out of state law.</p><p>Rep. David Harris, R-Arlington Heights, says the legislation would prevent the state from doing anything to promote coal.</p><p></p><p>"Well if you're from Southern Illinois, let me tell you something: this is an attack on coal," Harris said.</p><p>Rep. Deborah Conroy, D-Elmhurst, says Illinois has a lot of energy sources -- wind, nuclear, even geothermal -- and shouldn't promote just one.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:43:53 +0000 Brian Mackey 45510 at http://northernpublicradio.org Coal Curriculum To Continue In Illinois Schools Coal Production Up in Illinois http://northernpublicradio.org/post/coal-production-illinois <p>The low price of natural gas has meant tough competition for the coal industry. Production is down across the country, except, it turns out, in Illinois.</p><p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 WNIJ 21266 at http://northernpublicradio.org Coal Production Up in Illinois