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  • 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…

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Chicago Tribune: Illinois Tech grows smart farm that will grab solar power, water itself
Posted 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 August
Posted 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 Supply
Posted 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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