CHAMPAIGN — Former Mayor Don Gerard was back in the Champaign City Building on Wednesday, signing off on a recently settled consent decree between the Clinton Landfill and a number of local governments and officials.
Gerard was mayor at the time the consent order was drafted, and was listed as one of its plaintiffs.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of my work at the University of Illinois is teaching a one-credit-hour field course that runs during the first half of the fall semester.
MONTICELLO — The last governmental agency asked to approve a settlement with the owners of the Clinton Landfill Inc. did so Friday, ending a two-months-long process aimed at resolving legal issues between the landfill operators and a consortium of local governments.
URBANA — Illinois American Water will begin its annual program of flushing water mains and hydrants throughout the Champaign County area next week and through the month.
Flushing will begin Monday, said Karen Cotton, manager of external affairs for the Peoria-based company. It will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
GEORGETOWN — Officials adopted an ordinance to regulate outdoor wood-burning furnaces in the city, and may add regulations soon.
URBANA — When University of Illinois Solar Decathlon students were asked to design and build an energy-efficient green home four years ago, they produced something modern and sleek — with clean white walls, red accents, customized Ikea furniture and a power systems interface run completely off an iPad.
The print version of this story incorrectly said the series begins Monday.
URBANA — Top scientists investigating the impact of global climate change will lead a six-week lecture series that kicks off Sunday in Urbana.
RANTOUL — Equipment will soon be in place to begin demolition of the behemoth White Hall complex on the former Chanute Air Force Base.
Paul Carroll, base realignment and closure environmental coordinator for the former base, said removal of asbestos and lead-based paint is past the halfway stage.