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Fracking causes stir in southern Illinois

Journal Star: Hydraulic fracturing joins the usual local, state and federal offices on the Johnson County primary ballot Tuesday. In the weeks leading up to the election, the divisive national debate has found its way into homes, cafes and even Sunday school classes in the rural southern Illinois county known for its scenic, rolling hills and two state prisons that are the largest local employers. Johnson County voters will be asked by advisory referendum on Tuesday whether the county should adopt...