To help spruce up Danville ahead of next week’s invasion of basketball teams and their fans, the folks at Keep Vermilion County Beautiful could use the help on Saturday morning.
Volunteers are asked to report to the DACC front parking lot, 2000 E. Main St., Danville for check-in and instructions.
'I especially recall her recommendations to plant wildflowers and milkweed on the former base landfills to help maintain honeybee and butterfly populations,' Carroll said.
Do you feel a shift?
Area runners are going to have to cool their jets until the next official Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon weekend (April 28-30, 2022).
MAHOMET — The Champaign County Forest Preserve District remains $45,212 short of its matching portion ($76,200) of a state grant that has led to development of an accessibility project at an area that at one time was the most heavily used part of Lake of the Woods.
PAXTON — Ford County Zoning Officer Brandon Magers will issue building permits to Apex Clean Energy for 46 wind turbines in Ford County after initially indicating the plans did not meet county regulations.
“These blades are not associated with the Harvest Ridge Wind Farm but instead will be transported to another EDP Renewables’ wind farm currently under construction in Indiana,” an EDP spokeswoman said.
“With the events that have been welcoming fans back, we see a healthy resurgence in ticket demand and sales and we anticipate the NCAA tournament will be no different,” a StubHub spokeswoman said.
After closing on March 14, 2020, in response to COVID-19, the Anita Purves Nature Center finally reopened for private visits at the end of January.
MONTICELLO — The Piatt County Board approved a final change in its wind-farm ordinance Wednesday that imposes a 30-hour annual limit on shadow flicker from turbines on adjacent structures.
A local activist group is calling on Ameren Illinois to broaden its investigation into the neighborhood impact of a former manufactured gas plant site at Fifth and Hill streets in Champaign.
Butterflies are some of our most beautiful pollinators. There is something romantic and magical about them fluttering in your flower bed or the prairie.
MONTICELLO — The Piatt County Board approved a 625-foot height limit for wind turbines at its meeting Wednesday, but sent shadow-flicker recommendations back to its zoning board of appeals for further consideration.
About 100 years ago, the point at which the Jordan Creek flowed into the Salt Fork River near Oakwood became a gathering spot where people picnicked, fished and enjoyed nature, according to Deanna Glosser, executive director of the Land Conservation Foundation.
At the start of this year, staff at the Anita Purves Nature Center were collaborating with community partners to plan programs, events and volunteer opportunities for a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with a focus on climate action.
MONTICELLO — Wind turbines will be allowed a tip height of up to 625 feet in Piatt County if the county board agrees with recommendations made by the zoning board of appeals.
When it unveiled the project more than six years ago, Cronus said the plant would create 2,000 construction jobs and 175 permanent jobs.
The village board Tuesday night is scheduled to vote on a proposal to approve the IMEA project that would be developed by Altorfer, which developed the first array.
URBANA — For 113 years, Crystal Lake Park has existed in the area that now lies between University and Broadway avenues. In some form, though, it existed all the way back to the 1880s, Urbana Park District Executive Director Tim Bartlett said.
The district is seeking a hike of 1.6 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, which would raise the property taxes of a home valued at $100,000 by $5.33 a year.