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Christopher Williams, owner of Millennium Solar in Calumet City, was hoping for immediate benefits to his business from a 2021 Illinois climate law. He’s been training new workers — but with funding from past government programs — and has been frustrated that aspects of the law have been slow to come together.
Anthony Vazquez<br/>
Chicago Sun Times
The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, signed by the governor, set a timeline for phasing out fossil-fuel energy sources by 2050.
FILE - A Chinese coast guard ship blocks the way of a Philippine supply boat as it heads towards Second Thomas Shoal, locally known as Ayungin Shoal, at the disputed South China Sea on Aug. 22, 2023.
Aaron Favila
Philippine officials vowed Monday to remove a floating barrier placed by China's coast guard to prevent Filipino fishing boats from entering a disputed lagoon in the South China Sea.
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UIS Performing Arts Center
When written history and historical details lost to time clash, what will persevere? "Niceties" actresses Regina Ivy and Meredith Vogel-Thomas, as well as Carly Shank, Artistic Program Director for the UIS Performing Arts Center, sat down with co-host Logan Bricker to speak about their work and passions in the acting community and what goes into creating characters. Ivy and Vogel-Thomas also shared a scene from the play that runs Sept. 27-30, 2023.
A photo of Jeffrey Ramirez is seen at his parents' home in Vista, California. He was diagnosed with cancer while in prison and died at age 41.
Ariana Drehsler for NPR
The Butner federal prison complex in North Carolina is where a quarter of federal inmate deaths occur. It includes a medical facility but inmates aren't getting needed care, there or at other prisons.
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With all of this condemnation swirling, it's worth wondering what about enduring monuments like the Rock Hall keeps stirring people up.
Duane Prokop
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Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner was removed from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's board after sexist and racist comments. But he is, and always has been, an avatar for an exclusionary framework.
Author David Browne describes the young James Taylor as a shy, troubled songwriter whose album <em>Sweet Baby James</em> became an unexpected hit.
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Collage by Jackie Lay.
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