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U.S. Rep Foster loses fight to protect Fermi, Argonne labs from funding cuts

Illinois wind farms to provide more electricity to consumers

Illinois wind farms will provide five percent of the electricity supplied through Chicago’s municipal aggregation program with Integrys Energy Services, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday.

In a mayoral press release, Emanuel said his administration negotiated with energy suppliers to come up with the deal, which doubles the amount of wind energy the city’s residents and businesses received through ComEd.

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Finance committee reviews measure to hike littering penalty

Aldermen on Monday discussed, but did not vote on, an ordinance to increase the fines for littering in Chicago.

The measure, put forth by Ald. Howard Brookins (21st), would raise the minimum penalty for littering from $50 to $150.  Under the proposal, the maximum penalty would increase from $200 to $1,500.

New Fermilab director named