Environment

Environment

Exelon exec tells clean-energy strategy

CHAMPAIGN – There are two ways to motivate electric utilities to reduce their emissions, said Bill Von Hoene Jr., an Exelon executive speaking at the University of Illinois on Tuesday.

One is the carrot (legislation) and one is the stick (regulation).

The utility's position?

Indiana man gets 5 years for cannabis in van

TUSCOLA – An Indiana man who admitted having cannabis in a van stopped on Interstate 57 in Douglas County more than a year ago has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Jason Feliciano, 28, of Merrillville, Ind., pleaded guilty Monday before Douglas County Judge Mike Carroll to possession of cannabis, a Class 1 felony.

Indiana man gets jail sentence for cannabis in Douglas County

TUSCOLA — An Indiana man who admitted having cannabis in a van stopped on Interstate 57 in Douglas County more than a year ago has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Jason Feliciano, 28, of Merrillville, Ind., pleaded guilty Monday before Douglas County Judge Mike Carroll to possession of cannabis, a Class 1 felony.

Featured speaker announced for sustainability symposium

CHAMPAIGN – An author and consultant on innovation, excellence and sustainability will be the featured speaker for a sustainability symposium in Champaign next week.

Two seek District 2 seat on Vermilion County Board

DANVILLE – Two candidates are vying for one seat in Vermilion County board District 2 in the Nov. 2 election.

Vermilion County Board District 2 candidates

Vermilion County Board District 2 candidates

Susan Ponder Miller

Age: 59

Party: Democrat

Residence: Rural Oakwood

Political experience: Served two four-year terms as Vermilion County circuit clerk 2000-2008; appointed to Vermilion County board District 2 in 2010

Candidates' forum scheduled for Tuesday at DACC

DANVILLE – A candidates' forum is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 19)  in the Bremer Conference Center at Danville Area Community College, 2000 E. Main St.

Janet Cornelius will be moderator. Candidates who have indicated they will attend are:

– 15th Congressional District: David Gill, Democrat.

Potomac to flush water system

POTOMAC – The village of Potomac will conduct hydrant flushing from Tuesday through Thursday.

The process is part of the regular maintenance of the village's water system.

Water may be discolored during the process, but is fit to drink and does not have to be boiled, according to village officials.

Champaign County Nursing Home hits financial skid

URBANA – After a series of months in the black, finances at the Champaign County Nursing Home have taken a turn for the worse.

But the facility is still about $100,000 ahead for the year, the county nursing home board of directors learned Monday night.

104th District race: Basic similarities, ideological differences

DANVILLE – Speaking last week to a group of social workers at the Danville Public Library, the two candidates to succeed veteran state Rep. Bill Black, R-Danville, in the 104th House District came across as near carbon copies.