The State: How Illinois spends federal aid for water infrastructurePosted Oct 02, 2015
Illinois is framed and bisected by water. Bounded by the Mississippi, the Ohio, the Wabash; cut diagonally by the Illinois; dotted with lakes and blessed with a glittering 60-mile slice of Lake Michigan shoreline, it is a gateway to the biggest source of fresh water on the planet.
Yet the problems that strain drinking water systems in other parts of the U.S. also threaten Illinois. Here's a closer look at the state's use of federal aid to ensure that clean water keeps... Read More »
Daily Herald: Lake Michigan coastline in Illinois, Wisconsin designated world class wetlandPosted Oct 02, 2015
Conservation officials and those from related organizations and agencies gathered on the Lake Michigan shore Friday to celebrate the designation of the Chiwaukee Prairie Illinois Beach Lake Plain as a world-class wetland.
Officials from the Lake County Forest Preserve District, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Illinois and Wisconsin departments of natural resources and the Nature Conservancy were among those who gathered at North Point Marina in Winthrop Harbor for the special... Read More »
Chicago Tribune: Controversial plan aims to restore Illinois wetlands like Emiquon PreservePosted Sep 23, 2015
n engineers reversed the flow of the Chicago River in 1900, sending the city's sewage and related waste away from residents' Lake Michigan drinking water, the metropolis was spared a future of pestilence.
But Chicago's salvation proved to be the downfall of the scenic, 273-mile Illinois River and its backwaters, once the source of 10 percent of the nation's freshwater fish. Through the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and Des Plaines River, the Illinois received that reversed flow and so much... Read More »
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