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Illinois lawmakers vote to spare 2 nuclear plants

(SPRINGFIELD) A plan to keep two Illinois nuclear power plants operating and save thousands of jobs is on its way to Gov. Bruce Rauner, who supports the measure.

The Senate voted 32-18 to approve the plan Thursday night just an hour after it got House approval 63-38.

The measure provides $235 million a year to Exelon Corp. for 13 years. Exelon counts it as a subsidy for nuclear power producing no gases harmful to the atmosphere.

It allows unprofitable nuclear plants in Clinton and the Quad Cities to stay open.

Proponents say it will cost electricity ratepayers less than 25 cents a month and provide hundreds of millions of dollars in energy-efficiency programs.

Critics say it’s a corporate bailout that will hike energy prices and that Illinois has enough power generation without the nuclear plants.


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Hillary Clinton: I offered to work with Trump

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After delaying her concession speech, Hillary Clinton speaks to her supporters and staff in New York about losing the 2016 presidential race to Donald Trump.

Big John Howell Show Notes 4-6-16

Republican Ted Cruz’s decisive victory over Donald Trump in Wisconsin gave him momentum at a crucial time and put pressure on the front-running Trump to show he can absorb the shock and bounce back in upcoming primary states. On the Democratic side, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont easily defeated front-runner Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin, adding to Clinton’s frustration that she has not been able to swiftly knock out a rival who has attacked her from the left and march to the presidential nomination. Wisconsin political consultant & President of Edge Marketing Brian Fraley (Listen here) and Howard Fineman from Huffington Post joined John with reaction to the Wisconsin primary. (Listen here)

The crew of a U.S. Navy ship stopped a massive Iranian arms shipment dead in its tracks, seizing thousands of weapons that likely were headed to Yemen. President Obama says Iran was obeying the “letter” of its landmark nuclear agreement with the West, but not the “spirit” of it. Meanwhile, according to officials, North Korea has the capability to mount a nuclear warhead on a medium-range missile that could strike targets in Russia, China, Japan and the Korean Peninsula. Former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton joined John with reaction. (Listen here)

Illinois State Representative Ron Sandack from the 81st district joined John to talk about the bill going through the state legislature that would regulate daily fantasy sports websites and the continuing budget battle in Springfield. (Listen here)

CPS accidentally told 500 parents their kid had been accepted into magnet school. There were only 16 slots open, and they went out acceptance letters to 512 families. They’ve since reached out to families to apologize and offer “alternative options.” How would you react if that happened to your little snowflake?

A couple of President Obama’s final exams from his time as a Constitutional Law professor has hit the Internet. He was pretty whimsical with some of his fictional situations for the questions. We’ve posted a few questions on our Reddit page.

Researchers at Stanford University found that humans were “emotionally aroused” when asked to touch a humanoid robot in its “inaccessible” regions. Ten human volunteers responded to commands from an Aldebaran Robotics Nao robot, such as “please touch my buttocks.” A sensor worn on the hand of the participants measured skin conductance, revealing that physiological and emotional arousal took place when such tasks were performed.

Donald Trump’s star almost never shines bright on the Walk of Fame. People keep vandalizing the star he received in 2007 for his work on The Apprentice. The Los Angeles Times reports that his red tile outside of the Hollywood and Highland Center is routinely defaced with spray paint, graffiti and even dog poop.

Overnight closures to begin on Jackson for new Union Station work

(CHICAGO) Nighttime closures of Jackson Boulevard between Canal and Clinton Streets are scheduled to begin Monday for the relocation of water and sewer mains as a part of the new Union Station Transit Center construction.

The one-block closure will take place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for three weeks. The street will re-open before the morning rush hour, and traffic will be detoured during the nighttime closures, according to a statement from the Chicago Department of Transportation.

Eastbound Jackson Boulevard traffic will be detoured southbound to Clinton Street, eastbound to Van Buren Street, northbound to Canal Street, and then back to eastbound Jackson Boulevard, according to the statement.

Duckworth, Roskam Question Clinton On Benghazi

By Bill Cameron, WLS News

(CHICAGO) Two members of Congress from Illinois, Republican Peter Roskam and Democrat Tammy Duckworth, are on the Benghazi committee and questioned former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Roskam was the first Republican who got to grill Clinton. He called our policy in Libya a  disaster and tried to pin it on Clinton.

“You saw it, you drove it, you articulated it and you persuaded people, did I get that wrong?” Roskam asked.

“Well congressman, I was the Secretary of State. My job was to conduct the diplomacy,” Clinton said.

Duckworth, a Senate candidate, was the first Democrat to question Clinton. It was more of a lovefest.

“Even as a young platoon leader, we got and read [reviews] that gives the individual solder an idea of what the Defense Department is trying to do and I understand you initiated something similar in the State Department,” Duckworth said.

“I agree with you completely congresswoman. It’s a very successful road map as to where we should be going and I’m impressed that as a platoon leader it was something that you took into account,” Clinton said.

Listen to Bill Cameron’s report for WLS radio news: WLS – ND BB NETWORK MEN’S BB BILLBOARD – 10-22-2015

It was political theater that has already cost you the taxpayer about $5 million.