Environment

Environment

Jakobsson sets meeting on wind energy

An earlier version of this story included an incorrect date for the forum.

CHAMPAIGN -- An informational forum about the benefits of wind energy in Illinois will be held April 25 at the Champaign Public Library.

City agrees to plug pipe near Boneyard

CHAMPAIGN -- Responding to a threat of a lawsuit from a health care activist group, the city has agreed to plug a pipe near the Boneyard Creek that the group says is draining hazardous chemicals into the waterway.

Agreement on Ford County waste plant

The host agreement between Ford County and Eco Manufacturing would:

Ford County approves pact with waste plant

PAXTON -- The Ford County Board voted 12-0 Monday night, against the wishes of a group of area landowners and residents, to sign an agreement that helps make way for a proposed waste-to-energy plant in Gibson City.

Firm audits energy at Danville Housing Authority

DANVILLE -- Even in winter, Joseph Willis' apartment at Churchill Towers in downtown Danville can get so hot he has to open the windows.

Hoopeston wind farm on hold

DANVILLE -- The company planning the Hoopeston Wind Project in northern Vermilion County has put off its plans to build more than 40 wind turbines mainly because transmission lines in the area need to be upgraded first, according to Vermilion County officials.

State radiation findings show no hazard in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Emergency Management Agency said the latest round of testing for radioactivity in Illinois from Japan found trace amounts of radioactive iodine in air, grass, milk and rainwater samples, as well as minute levels of cesium in some milk samples.

Proponents, foes meet on Vermilion wind turbine project

HOOPESTON - The first public meetings regarding the Hoopeston Wind Project drew criticism and support from two groups of residents in the northern part of the county where the wind turbines would operate.

Committee recommends Iroquois County board approve wind farm rules

Updated 6 p.m. Friday

WATSEKA -- The Iroquois County Board is scheduled to take a final vote on regulations involving wind farms next week, after a committee approved recommending the rules in a meeting on Friday.