URBANA – Residents will have an opportunity to drop off old or unwanted electronics items for recycling, at no charge, on Saturday.
The residential electronics collection will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The News-Gazette Distribution Center, at 3202 Apollo Drive, C.
DANVILLE – AT&T wants to put at least two new transmission towers in Danville, but the preferred site for one is on American Legion Post 210 property and will require a zoning change.
The American Lung Association has included Champaign-Urbana in a list of the 38 cleanest cities for short-term particle pollution.
DANVILLE – If it sounds impossible to fit two weeks of yard waste in one toter now that the city is collecting yard waste less often, one solution may be to leave grass clippings on the yard.
SPRINGFIELD – A resolution urging the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to work with groups to develop laws permitting expanded use of state waterways was approved 10-0 by the House Agriculture Committee.
LODA – Residents of towns near where the emerald ash borer was discovered last month have varying reactions to the reality that the tree-eating pest has arrived.
Some, like gardening enthusiast and Loda resident Mary Dickinson, are applying pesticides to prevent the beetle's spread to ash trees on their properties.
Some rural counties in East Central Illinois had among the highest per-capita income in the state in 2008, according to new figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Piatt and Ford counties had the fourth- and sixth-highest per-capita income that year, with figures of $43,313 and $40,516, respectively.
DANVILLE – To the disappointment of city officials, Danville has missed out on federal grant funds to clean up potentially contaminated sites, while Vermilion County was awarded $400,000.
DANVILLE - Tickets are still available for the Keep Vermilion County Beautiful car and landscaping raffle.
The drawing is 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Kennekuk County Park's Laury Barn, following the Great American Cleanup event at the park. The cleanup, a volunteer event, will start at 9 a.m. rain or shine. Registration for the cleanup will be at 8:30 a.m.
DANVILLE – If 40 Danville High School students travel to Ellsworth Park at 10 a.m. on a Sunday with shovels, buckets and wheelbarrows, how long will it take them to plant 450 trees and shrubs?
Evidently, the answer is less than two hours.