In Illinois Water In Illinois Water In Illinois Water In Illinois Water In Illinois Water In Illinois Water In Illinois Water In Illinois Water
Water, land, community.
Rural or urban or suburban, parent or child, angler or kayaker, farmer or factory worker, these stories belong to us all. Click to read, watch, and learn.
  • Exploring the Expanded Chicago Riverwalk
    August 14 2015
    From biking to dining, the three new branches of the Chicago…
  • Restore the Clean Water Act: Take Action to Prevent Water Pollution, Reduce Flooding and Protect Habitat
    July 2 2014
    Which waters are most worth protecting? The answer is fundamental…
  • Illinois Environmental Community Rejects Last Minute Fracking Bill
    May 24 2014
    Late today amendments were submitted in the Illinois General…
  • Is Illinois at risk for the next coal ash disaster?
    May 8 2014
    On Feb. 2, a storage site filled with coal ash – a…
  • IEPA pushes for rules on coal ash disposal
    March 11 2014
    Illinois coal power plants consumed more than 48 million tons of…
  • ELPC's Statement on Gov. Quinn's Clean Water Initiative
    January 29 2014
    Environmental Law & Policy Center Commends Governor…

Latest News

Smithsonian: Is $30 Million Enough to Save the Mississippi River Basin?
Posted Nov 20, 2015

Dubbed Big Muddy, the Mississippi river stretches more than 2,300 miles from its start as the Missouri in Montana to its delta in Louisiana. Its tributaries drain parts of 31 states and two Canadian provinces, making it the fourth largest watershed in the world.  The Mississippi is a vital part of the ecosystems it touches as well as the U.S. economy—transporting $54 billion in agricultural products every year. But pollution and mismanagement have led... Read More »
Chicago Tribune: Opinions sought for DuPage River improvements
Posted Nov 13, 2015

Homeowners affected by flooding from the DuPage River will have a chance to express their concerns to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the agency conducts a study of the river. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is embarking on a three-year study of the watershed. The study is expected to cost $3 million and when completed will include proposals to address flooding problems along the river. "The detail of the study will be enough to come up with a good plan, get a good cost (estimate) and a... Read More »
The State Journal-Register: Jacksonville to break ground on new water treatment plant
Posted Nov 06, 2015

JACKSONVILLE — Too much water is not good for a water treatment plant, as residents in Jacksonville discovered in June 2011. "We had 10 to 15 inches of rain in one day," said Jack Cosner, Jacksonville utilities superintendent. "The storm came down and just sat there on top of the watershed. Within 20 minutes, we went from dry ground to having 4 to 5 feet of water completely around the water plant." Eventually, water inundated the inside of the plant, shutting down production.... Read More »

More News »