Business Report: Fracking Faces Uncertain Future; Plan For Economic Development Corp.

Nov 7, 2017

Opponents to fracking protest at the Illinois Statehouse in 2013.
Credit NPR illinois

Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

This week - - 

* Fracking, or lack of it, in Illinois; Decision by Woolsey Energy to withdraw permit makes it look like fracking won't happen anytime soon in the state.

* EDC update: Sangamon County Board to vote next week on $500,000 toward creation of non-profit economic development corporation; big question remains whether Springfield will get on board.

* UIS Student Union: Has an opening date of January 14.

* Aviation mechanics: New classroom facility at Springfield airport will allow LLCC to expand class size for an in-demand field; made possible through $850,000 donation from Levi, Ray & Shoup.