One of the most enjoyable aspects of my work at the University of Illinois is teaching a one-credit-hour field course that runs during the first half of the fall semester.
MONTICELLO — The last governmental agency asked to approve a settlement with the owners of the Clinton Landfill Inc. did so Friday, ending a two-months-long process aimed at resolving legal issues between the landfill operators and a consortium of local governments.
URBANA — Illinois American Water will begin its annual program of flushing water mains and hydrants throughout the Champaign County area next week and through the month.
Flushing will begin Monday, said Karen Cotton, manager of external affairs for the Peoria-based company. It will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
GEORGETOWN — Officials adopted an ordinance to regulate outdoor wood-burning furnaces in the city, and may add regulations soon.
The print version of this story incorrectly said the series begins Monday.
URBANA — Top scientists investigating the impact of global climate change will lead a six-week lecture series that kicks off Sunday in Urbana.
URBANA — When University of Illinois Solar Decathlon students were asked to design and build an energy-efficient green home four years ago, they produced something modern and sleek — with clean white walls, red accents, customized Ikea furniture and a power systems interface run completely off an iPad.
RANTOUL — Equipment will soon be in place to begin demolition of the behemoth White Hall complex on the former Chanute Air Force Base.
Paul Carroll, base realignment and closure environmental coordinator for the former base, said removal of asbestos and lead-based paint is past the halfway stage.
FITHIAN — A Fithian-area livestock farmer has hired an environmental engineer to help clean up a manure spill that killed nearly 100,000 fish in Stony Creek and the Salt Fork River.
"It was my mess," cattle farmer Gabe Shepherd told The News-Gazette on Monday.