Rumors that the neighborhood resident Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will run for governor continue to circulate. A key test for Madigan is balancing her role in talks over hydralic fracking.
The discussions about the use of the controversial extraction method will pit two traditional Democratic constituencies against each other, according to Crain’s Chicago Business columnist Greg Hinz. Coal industry labor sees the procedure as a way to breath life into the downstate coal industry. Environmentalists argue the procedure can irreversibly damage water supplies.