EDUCATION: With new state fracking law on the books, Ill. colleges prepare for shale development Pamela King, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Two Illinois colleges are embarking on a partnership to train the state's oil and gas workforce. Please subscribe to EnergyWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.