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  • Kayaking Business is Booming along the Chicago Riverwalk
    August 26 2016
    Since the Chicago Riverwalk opened in June 2015 at the northern…
  • 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…

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NBC: Illinois governor addresses Legionnaires' disease situation at vets' home
Posted Jul 27, 2016

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner stopped by the Illinois Veterans’ Home Wednesday morning, a day after the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs announced two veterans had been diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease. The governor was there for a tour of the recently-completed water facility. The state completed the extensive $5 million renovation of the water system this year after 12 people died and 54 were... Read More »
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 »
Progress IL: Tyson Meat Company Ranked As Worst Illinois Water Polluter Among Agribusinesses
Posted Jul 21, 2016

New research shows the Tyson Fresh Meats animal slaughtering facility in Hillsdale was the top water polluter in Illinois among major agribusiness operations in 2014. That year, the Tyson Fresh Meats plant released over 2 million pounds of pollutants into the state's waterways, according to the Environment America Research & Education Center's report. The environmental advocacy group examined the "water pollution footprints" of Tyson Foods... Read More »

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