Governor Pritzker signs new wind farm bill

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information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (April 19, 2019) – Gov. JB Pritzker signed HB 2988 on Friday, clarifying current law around zoning standards for wind energy development across the state. The new law will create jobs, revitalize communities with new investment in rural areas—including tens of millions of dollars in … Read more

IDOT provides 5,000 trees to Illinois schools

Earth Day tradition replaces trees lost to construction, maintenance activities information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 2019) — The Illinois Department of Transportation once again distributed 5,000 seedlings to schools throughout the state last week in cooperation with Living Lands & Waters in honor of Earth Day on April 22. … Read more

Earth Awareness Day activities coming to South Suburban College

Tuesday, April 23 by Melanie Jongsma SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (April 16, 2019) – The South Suburban College Green Club will host a Sustainability Fair this month to celebrate Earth Week. On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, the movie Home, a documentary by French director Yann Arthus-Bertrand, will be shown in Lecture Hall C from 11:00am–12:30pm. The … Read more

Sand Ridge Nature Center offers Earth Day activities

Saturday, April 20, 10:00am-3:00pm information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (April 17, 2019) – The Forest Preserves of Cook County is celebrating Earth Day with volunteer opportunities, educational programs, and fun events at many locations, in an effort to further educate the public about preserving the habitat for millions … Read more

April events and programs at Sand Ridge Nature Center

information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (April 6, 2019) – A variety of spring programs are available throughout the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Highlighted below are the ones offered at Sand Ridge Nature Center, 15891 Paxton, South Holland, Illinois, during the rest of April. Spring Break Nature Fun … Read more

IDNR reminds residents to leave young wildlife alone during breeding season

Found babies are not necessarily abandoned information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 19, 2019) – Spring is a busy breeding season for wildlife, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) reminds Illinois citizens not to bother or handle baby birds and other young wild animals. Wildlife biologists are … Read more

March is Severe Weather Preparedness Month

information provided by Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 4, 2019) – As a record number of tornado outbreaks in December clearly demonstrated, severe weather can happen at any time of the year. To help people better prepare for weather emergencies, IEMA and local emergency management agencies will be promoting Severe Weather Preparedness Month … Read more

Governor Pritzker announces $28.9 million in grants for 89 local park projects throughout Illinois

Sand Ridge, Shabbona Woods, and Green Lake included among recipients information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 7, 2019) – Governor JB Pritzker announced this week that $28.9 million in grants will be provided for 89 local projects that will help communities acquire open space and develop and improve recreational facilities … Read more

Dresden Nuclear Power Station to help prevent ice jams, flash floods in Kankakee River

IEPA, IEMA plan involves discharging water from cooling ponds information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 2, 2019) — In an effort to help address recent ice jams, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, in cooperation with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, is working with Exelon Corporation and the Will County Emergency … Read more