In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution.
A fishing pond at Kickapoo State Park in Vermilion County is closed until further notice as the Illinois Attorney General’s office investigates runoff from waste produced at the nearby Bungee Milling Plant.
Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they'll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules to govern the practice in Illinois that appear to violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists.
Opponents of a planned coal mine in eastern Illinois are beginning their push for public hearings now that the company has submitted a permit application.
The U.S. EPA has ruled that it won't issue a chemical waste permit to accept PCB waste in the Clinton Landfill. This story is updated, with comments from the Illinois EPA.
The owner of the Clinton Landfill says it will appeal the latest modification to its state EPA permit, which bans it from accepting PCB and manufactured gas plant waste.
Days after banning disposal of toxic PCB waste into the Clinton Landfill, Governor Pat Quinn has expanded that effort to include waste coming from manufactured gas plants.
Governor Pat Quinn is ordering the state Environmental Protection Agency to block the disposal of toxic PCB waste at the Clinton Landfill in DeWitt County
An attorney for the Chicago suburb hoping to place PCB's at the Clinton Landfill says efforts to stop them are based on "fear mongering.” Summit is the site of a former auto shredder.