By SERAH WELBORN/.LeRoy/Farmer City Press
LeROY — Roughly 250 dead fish were counted along the edges of Dawson Lake earlier this month.
DANVILLE — Hypodermic needles, dirty diapers and Styrofoam are not on the approved list of recyclables list at Bryant Industries.
But those are among the items employees have discovered in the household recycling bins at the company's 1406 Warrington Ave. location in Danville. They're also a big reason Bryant will be suspending its program on Friday, according to company officials.
The climate sure has changed. In the last three years.
In the second week of July 2012, parts of Page 1 were occupied by news of a worsening drought in Illinois and across the Midwest.
FITHIAN — Invenergy will no longer be the majority owner of the California Ridge Wind Project in Champaign and Vermilion counties, but the Chicago-based company will continue to operate it and explore the possibility of an expansion, according to company officials.
The head of Tuscola Economic Development Incorporated said he expects to finalize the remaining agreements soon for land needed for a pipe to the Cronus plant.
Brian Moody said over the past couple weeks, he's spoken with the four landowners who have not signed an agreement, and he expected the signatures to come in within the next week.
Some people love rabbits. "Soooo cute!!! More bunnies please" was the response from one friend when I posted a rabbit picture online recently.
More people, perhaps, have mixed feelings about them.
"Love bunnies, but baby just ate a large butterfly milkweed I bought a few days ago," added another friend.
HOMER — Homer Village Hall is off-limits to the public after a failed pump station caused raw sewage to back up into the building.
The signs declaring Parkland College a tobacco-free campus have long been up.
For months, a reminder on all internal communication with students and staff warned, "The end is coming." Today, that message changed to "The end is here."
While most on the Champaign community college campus are well aware the new tobacco ban kicks off today, that doesn't mean they like it.
The Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District has made an offer to a property owner along the pipeline path to the Cronus plant near Tuscola. It's a move that officials said is a step in the process to take the land through eminent domain, but it doesn't mean eminent domain will happen.