Urbana acknowledges residents' complaints about Solo Cup noise

URBANA — During a warm spell a few weeks ago, Douglas Kistler went to bed with the windows open.

At 1:30 a.m., he couldn't sleep because of the noise coming from his neighbor. He shut the windows and still could hear the sounds.

"If a neighbor is mowing the lawn at midnight, you call police. They deal with it," he said.

Illinois invaded: Brown marmorated stink bugs are here

They came from China, Japan, Korea. They hid in containers full of trade goods and silently entered the United States.

There was no warning.

At first, they conquered the East Coast. Last July, a relative was spotted near Champaign, in the South Farms.

This spring, they are in full invasion mode in East Central Illinois.

Danville to begin yard waste collection

DANVILLE - The Danville Public Works division reminds residents the bi-weekly yard waste toter collection period begins Monday.

Unity to get geothermal system

TOLONO – Unity High School is going green with a $2.39 million geothermal system that will heat and cool the school while helping the environment.

The Unit 7 school board on Wednesday hired St. Louis-based performance contractor Control Technology and Solutions to replace the mechanicals at the school.

Woman plans picket of wind energy meeting

CHAMPAIGN -- A Ford County woman says she'll hold an informational picket outside the Champaign Public Library on Monday to protest a wind energy seminar sponsored by state Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana, the Sierra Club and the Prairie Rivers network.

Earth Day program at Anita Purves Nature Center 2011

 At the Anita Purves Nature Center  in Urbana, IL. Monday, April 18, 2011 students took part in five E.A.R.T.H. Day stations and learned about local foods, recycling, MTD hybrid bus; added to an eco-art project and took a guided hike in Busey Woods. 

Earth Day event set in Urbana

URBANA The Urbana Park District's Anita Purves Nature Center and the City of Urbana's U-CYCLE Program are hosting an Earth Day event at the Anita Purves Nature Center on Monday.

Boneyard cleanup canceled

Due to safety issues with high creek levels, the Boneyard Community Cleanup event is canceled this year.

There will not be a rain date scheduled.

The event was to have been held Saturday morning in Champaign's Scott Park.

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.