Blagojevich, Topinka tout alternative energy plans

Read the full story in the Chicago Sun-Times.

COLFAX, Ill.– Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Republican challenger Judy Baar Topinka agreed Wednesday that Illinois needs to pump up production of ethanol and biodiesel, boosting demand for corn and soybeans that drive the state’s economy.

But during separate appearances at a meeting of agriculture and government leaders on a grain farm outside this small central Illinois town, Blagojevich touted plans unveiled last week to invest in alternative fuel plants while Topinka blasted the governor for waiting too long.

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