Illinois has always been proactive in mine safety and it is very important that we as a state continue to look at new procedures ... to ensure our miners are as safe as they can be.

We had to make tough choices. We have moved forward despite some financial hardships.

To my knowledge, the Legislature never did approve a funding source for it.

He's looking forward to spending more time with his family.

The matter has been turned over to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for investigation.

We're usually there more than once a month. We were just there on a routine inspection.

Anytime you have more than a dozen arrests, it is a significant operation, and the investigation is continuing.

I don't know who that's going to be or when that's going to be.

It's probably the biggest single undertaking the department has ever done.