Map of the Mahomet Aquifer.
(City of Champaign)
September 22, 2015

Urbana, Forsyth Approve Clinton Landfill Consent Decree

The Urbana City Council and the Forsyth Village Board are the 9th and 10th local governments to approve the agreement with the Clinton Landfill that would restrict its intake of PCB and manufactured gas plant waste, and stop legal action by the 14-government coalition.


A peregrine falcon takes a protective stance over one of her two chicks on the balcony of a 25th floor apartment on Chicago's Michigan Ave., May 14, 2002. Eleven pairs of wild breeding peregrines live in Illinois in 2003, and are among the anima
(Photo: AP Photo/Charles Bennett)
September 21, 2015

Endangered Species Board Itself Threatened

An email from the then-Director of the Illinois Endangered Species Board earlier this month was sudden and direct. "Funding is being eliminated" and won't be reinstated any time in the foreseeable future,” it read. The email had been sent one of her last days on the job.


Map of the Mahomet Aquifer.
(City of Champaign)
September 18, 2015

Meeting In Champaign To Provide Update On Mahomet Aquifer

Champaign County Health Care Consumers and several other local groups are sponsoring the public meeting, scheduled from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM on Saturday, September 19th at the Champaign Public Library.


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits a University of Illinois-owned farm in Urbana on Thursday.
Darell Hoemann/CU Citizen Access
September 10, 2015

Top Ag Official Announces $100 Million In Ethanol Infrastructure Funding

More ethanol fuel blends could soon be for sale at gas stations in Illinois after a multi-million dollar federal investment in the industry’s infrastructure. The U.S. department of Agriculture is giving the state $12 million dollars to expand access to ethanol in Illinois. 


Map of the Mahomet Aquifer
(Illinois State Water Survey)
September 09, 2015

3 Local Govts. Approve Landfill Consent Decree; 3 Delay Action

The Piatt County Board, Normal Town Council and the Decatur City Council all voted this week to approve a consent decree meant to keep future hazardous waste out of the Clinton Landfill. But local officials in Urbana, Forsyth and Champaign County delayed their decision.


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