SIDELL — About 200 people poured into the Jamaica High School gymnasium Wednesday night to tell state officials why Sunrise Coal should, or shouldn't, be allowed to develop an underground mine in southwest Vermilion County.
On Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will conduct a public hearing on the Sunrise Coal Company's application for a permit to establish a coal mine southeast of Homer, near the border of Champaign and Vermilion counties.
DANVILLE — For a third time, a majority of Vermilion County board members failed to show up for the meeting of an ad hoc committee that's considering changes to the county's wind-farm ordinance.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Sierra Club is appealing an Illinois regulators' conclusion that the pollution controls for the FutureGen clean-coal project are adequate.
JAMAICA — Residents who support or oppose the proposed Bulldog Coal Mine will have a second and final opportunity next week to tell state officials what they think about Sunrise Coal's application for a mining permit.
Earlier this month, my spouse and I had planned to celebrate my birthday by driving to the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area in northwest Indiana to see the thousands of sandhill cranes that congregate there during fall migration.
MAHOMET — With contracts awarded for asbestos removal and demolition, the old Middletown school building's days are numbered.
The facility on Division Street, which has housed students at all levels, was most recently an early childhood center. It's been vacant since the opening of Middletown Prairie Elementary this fall.
In its first year on the property tax rolls, the California Ridge wind farm contributed more than $2.3 million to the coffers of schools, community colleges, counties, townships, libraries and fire districts in Champaign and Vermilion counties.
The mayor of Urbana said she's happy to see the end of barbed wire fencing around a creek near the central part of city.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday morning to celebrate the completion of the Boneyard Creek Improvements Project.
Mayor Laurel Prussing said the area looks much different now than when the project began about two years ago.
IVESDALE — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has accepted Ivesdale's proposal to manually flush its fire hydrants to address a problem with levels of trihalomethanes (TTHMs) exceeding state standards.