GEORGETOWN - An engineer with the Farnsworth engineering group believes that Georgetown's plans to sell hundreds of thousands of gallons of water a day to a proposed mine in Vermilion and Champaign counties is a request the town's water system can readily handle and is a positive arrangement for the municipality.
WATSEKA — New wind turbines in Iroquois County might soon need to be located almost a full mile from homes on property not being leased to a wind farm operator.
The Iroquois County Board's planning and zoning committee will meet at 9 a.m. Friday to vote on whether to recommend the full board approve a proposal next Tuesday to increase the wind-turbine setback.
GEORGETOWN — City engineers will attempt to answer the public’s questions about the sale of water to the proposed Sunrise Coal mine near Homer, an official with the mining company said on Monday.
A roundup of agricultural news:
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Agriculture has scheduled two recycling events in East Central Illinois at which agri-chemical containers will be collected.
The first is the afternoon of Aug. 15 at Weber Fertilizer in Buckley. The second is the morning of Aug. 16 at United Prairie in Tolono.
Hot spots at site have kept area's firefighters there on a daily basis
HOOPESTON — More than a week after a massive fire started at a tire-recycling business in Hoopeston, volunteer firefighters continue to return to the site to extinguish hot spots, according to Hoopeston Assistant Fire Chief Joel Bird.
By Sandra Mason
OK, their arrival may not be on the level of evil spirits invading suburban homes in "Poltergeist II"; however, bagworms can wreak havoc on trees as they devour every evergreen needle within munching distance.
GEORGETOWN — Most of the three dozen audience members for the June 17 city council meeting were surprised to learn that the council was voting to sell up to a half million gallons of water a day to the proposed Sunrise Coal mine.
The item appeared on the agenda under "new business" as "considerations and actions of water to industrial customer."
Mayor: No rates set yet despite decision made at June 17 meeting
GEORGETOWN — City officials voted unanimously on June 17 to sell up to a half million gallons of water a day to a new Sunrise Coal mine that will be constructed near Homer.
But many details remain to be settled, and some questions are still unanswered.
First of all, let me say this column is not large enough to do justice to the subject of preservation.
I had coffee this morning with Carl Altstetter, a Master Naturalist, at Le Peep. Alstetter is on a mission to inform the public about an impending problem with our ash trees. He is a lone wolf who has become an expert on the emerald ash borer.
OAKWOOD — Village board members voted unanimously Wednesday to solicit bids to sell the village's water system to an investor-owned utility.