My family had the opportunity to get away for spring break to the Florida Gulf Coast, where we enjoyed great company, perfect camping weather and time on the beach. Of course, I also took advantage of the opportunity to do some wildlife photography — and to follow up on my curiosity about some of the critters we saw.
OAKWOOD - Glen Martin lives near the Salt Fork River and often canoes streams of the entire Vermilion River system.
CHAMPAIGN — City planners would like to use energy efficient and environmentally friendly methods to redevelop the Bristol Place neighborhood east of Market Street on the city's north side.
CHAMPAIGN — Most people leave the safety of their drinking water in the hands of a local utility.
But for the 15 percent of Americans who depend on their own private wells, a safe drink of water requires some effort and understanding some basics about how wells work, experts say.
HOMER - A boil order for the village of Homer has been lifted.
Village Clerk Sharon Jeffers said the order to boil water for drinking was lifted about 8:30 a.m. Friday after four different water samples were found to be fine.
A drop in pressure in the water system about 7:30 a.m. Thursday necessitated the order, Jeffers said.
Glowing can get you dates, hide you from a predator or snare you prey — depending on which species you hang out with.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Rob Kanter is away this week, but he sent this piece from Urbana resident John Palen, who taught for 26 years at Central Michigan University, where he was a professor and chairman of the journalism department.
KEMPTON — The race to build Ford County's second wind farm is picking up speed.
HOMER — With treated water and sewer services agreed to, Sunrise Coal now moves on to securing a source for hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw water per day for its proposed Bulldog coal mine.
CLINTON — Exelon Corp.'s Clinton nuclear plant returned to full power Sunday, three days after an automatic shutdown due to a fuse failure, the company said.
Exelon said the unit shut down at 8 a.m. Thursday when the main generator tripped offline. The trip resulted from the failure of a fuse, which has since been replaced.