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2007 article by Sylvester Brown, Jr. (St. Louis Post Dispatch) on CESJ project in East St. Louis. Championed by State Rep. Wyvetter Younge, the project introduced the “Citizens Land Cooperative” (CLC) and advanced waste-to-energy technologies that would create equal citizen and worker ownership opportunities and green jobs in East. St. Louis. Rep. Younge’s bill in the Illinois State Legislature introducing the CLC passed 114-0, but failed to go further after she died.