Environment

Environment

Zoning board learns 2 agreements reached on wind farm

URBANA — Approval of a planned 30-turbine wind farm in northeastern Champaign County inched forward Thursday with the submission of a county road agreement and a revised reclamation agreement from the wind farm developer.

But the Champaign County Zoning Board of Appeals decided to continue the case to next Thursday.

Wind farm zoning issue could last beyond Thursday hearing

URBANA — A zoning board case regarding a proposed 30-turbine wind farm in northeastern Champaign County — now more than a month old — could conclude Thursday night.

Or it could remain before the county zoning board of appeals.

Paxton wind farm to be showcased

PAXTON — E.On Climate & Renewables has scheduled an Oct. 20 open house for the public to see its Pioneer Trail Wind Farm being built east and northeast of Paxton.

The open house is set for 10:30 a.m. Oct. 20, at a wind turbine site on the south side of Illinois 9 between Ford County roads 2100 E and 2300 E, about 3 miles east of Paxton.

Two more cats test positive for Tularemia

     The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District says two more cats have tested positive for the Tularemia disease.
    
     One of those cats is in Champaign.  The other is in Urbana.
    

Vermilion panel weighs changes in wind turbine ordinance

DANVILLE — A Vermilion County Board committee suggested Thursday night possible changes to the county's wind turbine ordinance, including slightly increasing the distance turbines can be from a residence.

Champaign County wind farm OK awaits road deal

URBANA — It will be at least another week before members of the Champaign County Zoning Board of Appeals act to authorize development of a 30-turbine wind farm on rural land north of Royal.

Final decision weeks away on wind farm near Royal

URBANA — A proposed 30-turbine wind farm in northeast Champaign County will get another hearing Thursday night before the Champaign County Zoning Board of Appeals — but probably not its last hearing.

Champaign council leaves groundwater ordinance alone

CHAMPAIGN — To the dismay of a health care advocacy group, the city will keep its 4-year-old "groundwater restriction ordinance" after a council vote on Tuesday night.

Champaign to review 'groundwater restriction ordinance' again

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign City Council this week will again review its "groundwater restriction ordinance," and likely make more specific recommendations to city administrators on how they want to change it.

Danville to begin yard waste collection on Oct. 3

DANVILLE — The Danville Public Works Division will begin its fall yard waste collection program on Oct. 3.