CHAMPAIGN — Households preparing for summer or fall cleaning should be aware of two upcoming collection events.
Another residential electronic collections event will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 4. And a household hazardous waste collection event will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29.
CHAMPAIGN — A second open house concerning a proposed $1 billion high-voltage transmission line that would cross the width of Illinois will be held later this month in Champaign.
PEORIA — Ameren Illinois, the main electric utility company for downstate Illinois, again finished below the national average in a ranking of customer satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates.
The Peoria-based utility, which serves the Champaign-Urbana and Danville areas, ranked 97th of the 126 largest electric utility companies in the country.
CHAMPAIGN — Business owners will have to begin following strict notification rules if they want to leave relatively low levels of contamination in their soil.
City officials this week finalized changes to an ordinance that property owners responsible for chemical cleanups use to gain approval from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
DANVILLE - Like many other parts of central Illinois, Danville has had no significant rainfall in weeks. Despite that, Lake Vermilion is only a couple inches below its normal level, according to Aqua Illinois officials.
HOMER — Residents expressed concern this week about a proposed coal mine south of Homer.
The village recently received a request to sell water to Sunrise Coal of Terre Haute, Ind., for use with the mine.
The coal mine would be built in southwest Vermillion County and parts of southeastern Champaign County.
If it has been a while since a mosquito has buzzed by your ear, that does not mean you can expect to be free from mosquitoes or the threat of West Nile Virus this summer.
CHAMPAIGN — Six months after its anticipated closure, the University of Illinois Police Training Institute has been given new life on campus as a police academy that also will be involved in criminal justice research.
CHAMPAIGN — Asian carp might get a bad rap as an invasive species of fish in Illinois.
But several Illinois organizations want to get the word out that silver Asian carp — sometimes called silverfin — works well for dinner.