Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner
(AP Photo)
November 15, 2015

Madigan Can’t Attend Budget Summit, Rauner Postpones It

After House Speaker Michael Madigan announced he would be forced to miss Wednesday's meeting with Gov. Rauner and other legislative leaders, Governor Bruce Rauner moved the meeting to December 1st. 

The U of I's ten trustees signed a giant cardboard declaration meant to urge the governor and lawmakers to end the state's budget standoff that's blocked funding from the U of I and other state universities.
Hannah Meisel/Illinois Public Media
November 12, 2015

U of I Hopes To Thaw State Budget Standoff… With Giant Cardboard Declaration

In the 4.5 months Illinois has gone without a budget, public colleges and universities have received no funding from the state, forcing them to cut staff, dip into cash reserves and do whatever's necessary to stay afloat. Officials from the state's biggest university are hopeful that political leaders in Springfield will hear their plea.

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.

Chris Corrie, who resigned as mayor of Monticello Monday night due to health reasons.
City of Monticello
November 10, 2015

Mayor Of Monticello Resigns Due To Illness

Mayor Chris Corrie, 56, announced Monday he was stepping down from the post due chronic Lyme disease. The city council now has to find someone to finish the rest of Corrie's term through April 2017. He was an alderman for one term before he was elected mayor in 2009.

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