WATSEKA – The Iroquois County Board is not saying "no" to all future wind farms, just for the next six months.
PAXTON – Seven wind farms are in various stages of development in Ford County – two of which are nearing the construction phase.
A special-use permit application for the Pioneer Trail Wind Farm will be up for a vote by the Ford County Board on Dec. 13 and by the Iroquois County Board on Dec. 14, following public hearings in both counties next week.
Greg Hazel knew the day was coming. He just didn't think it would arrive so soon.
The Rantoul director of public works said when he got the call recently that emerald ash borer had been found in Rantoul, "it was a little disheartening."
The pest that is weaving a path of destruction in ash trees shows no mercy.
In response to an informal federal investigation, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has promised to keep a closer eye on large livestock farms in the state.
The investigation into a September spill that killed tens of thousands of fish near Mansfield is now being handled by the Illinois attorney general's office.
The spill happened in Lone Tree Creek, which flows into the Sangamon River. Damage was reported in the creek and the river.
LODA — Tonight’s informational meeting regarding a proposed wind farm near Loda and Paxton has been canceled.
Loda Mayor Carol Arseneau said a new date for the meeting has not yet been scheduled.
CHAMPAIGN — An Ameren Illinois official says there is no danger after workers at the Fifth and Hill cleanup site Monday morning broke into an abandoned natural gas line.
OAKWOOD – Short term, it's business as usual at Dynegy's Vermilion Power Station near Oakwood.
But long term, the facility's future is uncertain, according to Dynegy Inc. officials.
DANVILLE – Keep Vermilion County Beautiful will hold a used motor oil collection for the 2010 America Recycles Day.
The collection takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at Carmack Car Capitol, 37224 N. Vermilion St.
"Cleaner communities attract business," said Jason Toellner, KVCB president.
MONTICELLO – Members of a small, local water authority have vowed to continue to voice their concerns about a proposed chemical waste storage facility proposed for Clinton.