CHAMPAIGN – An office, retail store and salon are the first three organizations to earn green business certification from the Illinois Green Business Association.
DANVILLE – The city of Danville and Keep Vermilion County Beautiful are recruiting volunteers to participate in a cleanup day at the Carver Park and Stony Creek area.
This will be the second major Great American Cleanup event this year in Vermilion County.
DANVILLE – The Vermilion County Conservation District will again offer a series of Toddling into Nature Camps this summer.
URBANA – Uncertain of state funding, the University of Illinois will "reluctantly" seek a line of credit.
The UI is owed about $375 million by the state's general revenue fund. Under a bill passed last week in the General Assembly, state universities can borrow up to 75 percent of what they're owed.
URBANA – A priority for the Urbana school district is providing a better space for its early childhood program.
Intertwined with that issue is the number of elementary schools the district should have.
URBANA – Residents will have an opportunity to drop off old or unwanted electronics items for recycling, at no charge, on Saturday.
The residential electronics collection will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The News-Gazette Distribution Center, at 3202 Apollo Drive, C.
DANVILLE – AT&T wants to put at least two new transmission towers in Danville, but the preferred site for one is on American Legion Post 210 property and will require a zoning change.
The American Lung Association has included Champaign-Urbana in a list of the 38 cleanest cities for short-term particle pollution.
DANVILLE – If it sounds impossible to fit two weeks of yard waste in one toter now that the city is collecting yard waste less often, one solution may be to leave grass clippings on the yard.
SPRINGFIELD – A resolution urging the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to work with groups to develop laws permitting expanded use of state waterways was approved 10-0 by the House Agriculture Committee.