Starved Rock Bald Eagle Watch set for January 25–26

by Melanie Jongsma OGLESBY, Ill. (January 8, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) reports that Starved Rock Bald Eagle Watch Weekend is set for Saturday, January 25, and Sunday, January 26, at Starved Rock State Park in Oglesby, Illinois. Activities are scheduled to begin at 9:00am both days at the Illinois Waterway … Read more

Illinois EPA completes forced removal action at A & V Tire Recycling

More than 1,200 tons of waste tires removed information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 25, 2019) – Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim announced the completion of a forced used tire removal action at A & V Tire Recycling, located at 739 East 217th Street in Chicago Heights, an … Read more

Wolf Lake to host 2020 Winter Fest on January 18

Native American artifacts to be featured information provided by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative WHITING, Ind. (December 27, 2019) – Native American artifacts in the region will be among the discussions held at the 19th annual Winter Wonderland at Wolf Lake on Saturday, January 18. Sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake … Read more

IDNR announces snowmobile trail grant recipients

information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 20, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced $597,742 in grant funding for development, rehabilitation, operations, and maintenance for snowmobile trail projects in the state through the Illinois Snowmobile Grant Program (SNOW) and the Snowmobile Trail Establishment Fund Grant Program … Read more

Illinois EPA Office of Energy releases second round of funding

Grant awards from $5,000 to $500,000 will fund energy efficiency projects at public wastewater treatment plants information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 14, 2019) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Energy has announced up to $1 million of grant funding available for energy efficiency upgrades at public wastewater … Read more

IDO accepting applications for cover crop premium discount program

Closing date January 15, 2020 information provided by the Illinois Department of Agriculture SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 8, 2019) – Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced a fall cover crop discount program for acreage in Illinois planted to cover crops in the fall of 2019 that will be planted to an insurable crop in 2020. The … Read more

Annual Settlers’ Day comes to Sand Ridge Nature Center Sunday, November 24

Re-enactors portray 1600s through Civil War with living history demonstrations, history hikes information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (November 21, 2019) – Through stories told by living history demonstrations, encampments, performances, and other interactive activities, visitors to Sand Ridge Nature Center can experience the history of our country during … Read more

Illinois’ second Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy biennial report released

Significant investments and measurable progress in reducing nutrient loss information provided by the Illinois Department of Agriculture SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 20, 2019) – The Directors of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of the state’s second Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) biennial report. This document describes the … Read more

November 15 is Opening Day for Picnic and Special Event Permit Sales, 2020 Camping Reservations

Permits, reservations available online and in person from Forest Preserves of Cook County information provided by Forest Preserves of Cook County COOK COUNTY, Ill. (November 11, 2019) – The new year offers numerous opportunities for Cook County residents to come together with family and friends. From birthdays and reunions to holidays and special event gatherings, … Read more

Federal grant will advance electric, natural gas options on I-80

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 2, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that Illinois is receiving federal funds to boost infrastructure for alternative fuel vehicles on Interstate 80. The grant, which will target electric vehicles and vehicles that run on natural gas, is part of a … Read more