Some residents in Rantoul are complaining about sludge being dumped in a farm field, but the source of the sludge said it's not part of the problem.
DANVILLE — A chemical spill at Chem-Cast Ltd. has forced the evacuation and shutdown of that plant as well as the evacuation of a preschool at Second Church of Christ east of Danville as a safety precaution, according to Danville Assistant Fire Chief Tom Pruitt.
URBANA — Sanitary district board members on Thursday approved negotiations for the sale of treated wastewater to a proposed $1.2-billion fertilizer plant in Tuscola.
But they did so without the support of environmentalists who worry that diverting water for industrial use will diminish the health of local rivers.
HOOPESTON — Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Lisa Bonnett asked the Illinois attorney general’s office on Wednesday to seek an immediate court order halting operations at J&R Used Tire Service, 103 E. Maple St., Hoopeston, following the large fire that started there Wednesday morning.
GEORGETOWN — It took the Georgetown City Council only one meeting to approve a deal to provide Sunrise's Bulldog coal mine with 350,000 gallons of untreated water per day — a sharp contrast to the lengthy public negotiations in Homer over an agreement to supply the mine with a much smaller amount of treated water.
CHAMPAIGN — Now that Sunrise Coal has a source for raw water for its proposed new coal mine near Homer, some coal mine opponents are turning their attention to discouraging people who own land around the mine site from leasing their mineral rights to the company.
URBANA — Now thinking they can get at least $2.3 million in new revenue annually, Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District officials continue to work toward a contract with a proposed Tuscola fertilizer plant for the sale of the district's treated wastewater.
There's no better way to fully appreciate the beauties of a nature preserve or understand the efforts needed to maintain one than spending time with the people who take care of it.
So recently, I took advantage of an opportunity to accompany such a group for a day at Horseshoe Bottom Nature Preserve, which lies within Kennekuk Cove County Park in Vermilion County.
URBANA - A transformer that went bad caused several downtown Urbana locations to lose power Saturday afternoon.
Ameren IP spokesman Kenny Blum said the transformer failed for reasons he didn't know about 12:51 p.m. Power was expected to be restored by 7 p.m. Saturday.
CHAMPAIGN — Today is Flag Day, which honors the U.S. flag, and is a good time to dispose of a tattered flag in the proper way.
American Legion Post 24 in Champaign will host a flag disposal ceremony at 4 p.m. at its post at 705 W. Bloomington Road, C.
The public is invited to attend, but can bring flags for proper disposal any time, said Post Commander Mark Friedman.