A view from the bridge of County Road 1450N, south of St. Joseph.
Steve Hillberg
December 28, 2015

Rains, Flooding Hit Central Illinois

Heavy rains have caused flooding in several areas, including the Embarras River at Villa Grove, the Vermilion River near Danville and the Sangamon River at Monticello.


In this June 13, 2012, photo an Asian carp, jolted by an electric current from a research boat, jumps from the Illinois River near Havana, Ill., during a study on the fish's population.
John Flesher/Associated Press
November 29, 2015

UI Prof Improves Upon Asian Carp Research

U of I Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Professor Cory Suski's latest research involves juvenile Asian carp.  Like the adults, he says high concentrations of carbon dioxide will make the eight-day old fish also feel 'woozy' and swim away.


Snow falling outside Illinois Public Media
Brian Moline/Illinois Public Media
November 21, 2015

Snow Hits Upper Midwest

Some areas in northern Illinois and Iowa have been hit with a foot of snow.


Map of the Mahomet Aquifer
(Illinois State Water Survey)
November 12, 2015

Clinton Landfill Consent Decree Filed In Court

A consent decree limiting what types of waste can go into the Clinton Landfill was entered in DeWitt County Court Thursday, ending a legal dispute between the facility and a coalition of 14 local governments concerned about the potential threat to the Mahomet Aquifer.


DeWitt County residents opposing the placing of PCB's over the Mahomet Aquifer.
Sean Powers/Illinois Public Media
November 10, 2015

Clinton Landfill Settlement Leads To Questions On Future Of Aquifer Underneath

Once it's approved in court, the Clinton Landfill Consent Decree will bar certain types of waste from going into the landfill, in order to protect the Mahomet Aquifer that lies beneath it. But some waste that's already in the landfill will stay. Both supporters and critics of the Consent Decree are looking ahead to other ways to shield the aquifer from possible contamination.


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