CHAMPAIGN — Boneyard Creek Community Day will celebrate its 10th anniversary on April 18 with a variety of cleanup and educational activities.
This year's event will be begin at 9 a.m. at Scott Park.
From there, volunteers of all ages will be sent to work sites to take part in everything from children's activities to creek projects.
One of the early season highlights of birding in central Illinois is the widespread return in March of a bird called the American woodcock. Indeed, for some birders, this phenomenon holds just as much interest as that other popular event this time of year — March Madness.
SPRINGFIELD — A bill aimed at banning the disposal of hazardous PCBs and manufactured gas plant wastes at any landfill over the Mahomet Aquifer cleared an Illinois House committee Tuesday.
But like an identical bill in the Senate, House Bill 1326 will be held on the House floor pending further clarification, said its sponsor, Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana.
URBANA — Here's one Mother Goose story you won't find in the children's section of your public library.
SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would prohibit the dumping of PCBs and manufactured gas waste at any landfill over the Mahomet Aquifer got provisional approval Tuesday from an Illinois Senate commitee.
People who go looking for beauty in the woodlands of East Central Illinois consider April to be a high point of the year. That's when showy beauties like Virginia bluebells carpet the woodland floor. But if you wait until then to get out, you're already a month late for the emergence of the first flower of spring.
CHAMPAIGN — Good Vibes will host an electronics recycling event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at its store, 1501 N. Prospect Ave., C.
Items that can be dropped off include televisions, stereos, video cassette recorders, computers, microwave ovens and treadmills.
Last fall, the big announcement was made that a more than a billion dollar fertilizer plant was coming to Douglas County. Now the next step in helping to make the project a reality has been taken.
Depictions of female entomologists in film will be the focus of the 32nd Insect Fear Film Festival, which will take place Saturday at the University of Illinois.
Wildlife experts say there's something everyone can do to help manage the Giant Canada goose problem: Stop feeding them.
Park officials in East Central Illinois said they often see people feeding them bread, birdseed and leftover picnic scraps — sometimes right next to "Do not feed geese" signs.