On the morning of the Champaign County Christmas Bird Count, I awoke at 5. But rather than hurrying out, I lay in bed for another hour. I had no enthusiasm for rushing into the rain and wind I could hear outside.
By The Associated Press and The News-Gazette
DECATUR — A rare golden eagle found in a rural Sadorus field with a broken wing has been undergoing rehabilitation at the Illinois Raptor Center in Decatur.
The 8-pound bird, now named Midas, was found Oct. 25.
CLINTON — If Champaign and other local officials are relying on the DeWitt County Board to block a proposal by the Clinton Landfill to store hazardous waste above the Mahomet Aquifer, they might be in luck.
The big turbines are now turning in Champaign and Vermilion counties.
After months of construction, Chicago-based Invenergy announced on Wednesday that the California Ridge Wind Farm is up and running. The project saw around 30 turbines placed in northeastern Champaign County and 104 more in Vermilion County.
The big turbines are now turning in Champaign and Vermilion Counties.
After months of construction, Chicago-based Invenergy announced on Wednesday that the California Ridge Wind Farm is up and running. The project saw around 30 turbines placed in northeastern Champaign County and just over 100 more in Vermilion County.
CHAMPAIGN — City crews will be collecting Christmas trees and bringing them to the Landscape Recycling Center beginning Dec. 31 and continuing through Jan. 11.
Each residence is designated for two pickup days, free of charge, based on location. Residents may have their trees picked up by placing them within 4 feet from their curbs before 6 a.m. on their scheduled collection days.
CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has joined with a number of central Illinois governments to ask the state Pollution Control Board to send a proposal for a chemical waste unit at the Clinton landfill back to the DeWitt County Board for review.
TILTON — A Vermilion County business owner is adding solar technology to the Super Wash car washes in Tilton, Catlin and Georgetown.
Richard Nevels, the Super Wash franchisee for those locations, is adding a solar voltaic system to the Tilton car wash and installing solar voltaic and solar thermal systems to the Catlin and Georgetown locations.
RANTOUL — Some areas of downtown Rantoul will be under a boil order beginning Tuesday morning.
The boil order will start at 6 a.m. Tuesday in the following areas:
— 100 block of North Garrard Street.
— 100 block of South Garrard Street.
— 100 block of East Sangamon Avenue.
— 100 block of West Sangamon Avenue.
— 100 block of South Century Boulevard.