North Korea successfully detonated a miniaturized nuclear device at a northeastern test site Tuesday, state media said, defying U.N. Security Council orders to shut down atomic activity or face more sanctions and international isolation.
Homer Village Board members have rejected a contract to provide treated water and sewer services for the purpose of setting up a coal mine.
Nearly a month after a straw poll kept talks going, the Homer Village Board is expected to vote Monday on a coal mining company’s request for treated water.
Ameren Illinois has filed a request with the Illinois Commerce Commission to raise its delivery rates on natural gas. The company says it seeks an additional $50 million in cost recovery for delivering natural gas to customers.
The mayor of Homer has kept discussions alive on a possible coal mine for a couple more weeks.
The average price of a gallon of gas in the U-S reached records highs in 2011 and 2012. But the Patrick DeHaan of the gasoline price tracking website GasBuddy.com predicts that gasoline prices will come down a bit for 2013, getting close to 2011 levels.
The devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy not only meant federal agencies and groups like the Red Cross took immediate action, but other expertise was needed in a number of areas, including utility workers.
There’s been talk of a solar farm on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus for more than four years, but Trustees are only now being asked to sign off on the project.
Superstorm Sandy is effecting several areas in Central Illinois, from transportation (gas prices & air travel), food expenses (the price of seafood), to the efforts of local agencies (relief crews from the Red Cross, and repair crews from Ameren).
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday honored world-renowned physicist Nick Holonyak, Jr, who is the inventor of the first practical light-emitting diode, or LED.