Chicago Tribune: Illinois Tech grows smart farm that will grab solar power, water itselfPosted Jul 21, 2016
A garden at Illinois Tech is sprouting with broccoli, kale and an assortment of flowers — but its real job is to allow students to build out clean energy sources and test smart farming technologies.
UFarmIIT, a 5,000-square-foot garden on campus, started out six years ago as a collaborative project with professors and students from different disciplines. Now, UFarmIIT is developing into a smart farm the university hopes can prove concepts that will one day ease the pains of farming... Read More »
Belleville News-Democrat: Illinois American Water to treat water system in AugustPosted Jul 14, 2016
Illinois American Water Company (IAW) will begin the annual special treatment of their water system on Aug. 4.
IAW will be temporarily changing the type of disinfectant used in the water as they always do this time of year.
Instead of combining the chlorine in the water with ammonia, they will be adding chlorine only. We will be notified when they go back to the normal type of disinfectant in approximately four to five weeks.
The safety of the water will not be affected by this temporary... Read More »
NBC: Villa Grove Residents Find Bloodworms in Water SupplyPosted Jul 13, 2016
Villa Grove - Bloodworms have been found in the town of Villa Grove's water supply in Douglas County.
Debbie Patton, a Villa Grove resident, found a bloodworm on Saturday, as she filled her dogs water bowl from her faucet.
"I have 9 grandchildren and they all live in this town. To know that one of them might take a shower or bath and have a worm and not know what it is. It's very disturbing," says Patton.
This is the second time midge fly larvae, also called bloodworms, have been... Read More »
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