Lansing Beautification Committee seeking green thumbs

by Charles Buiter LANSING, Ill. (March 25, 2020) – With winter coming to a halt, the Lansing Beautification Committee will be springing to action, though committee chair Vivian Payne is remaining flexible given current uncertainties. “We don’t start planting until mid-May, so I’m hoping that things are fairly normal in the world by then!” said … Read more

Severe Weather Preparedness Month provides opportunity for multiple notification options

information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 4, 2020) – In Illinois, roughly 20 percent of tornadoes occur at night. For a number of reasons, tornadoes that occur at night are twice as likely to result in fatalities. This is why the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and National Weather Service is … Read more

Forest Preserves and Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways collaborate on $25 million in infrastructure improvements

Nearly $700,000 for Wampum Lake design and improvements included in plans, over the next four years information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County COOK COUNTY, Ill. (March 3, 2020) – Trails and access roads at more than 55 Forest Preserves of Cook County locations are set to benefit from a $25 million transportation … Read more

Dunes Learning Center welcomes new board of directors

information provided by Mason Crist, Purdue University Northwest PORTER, Ind. (February 26, 2020) – Dunes Learning Center recently welcomed new board members Doug Wassilak, Amber Russell, Zella Olson, Brian Kortum, and northwest Indiana Most Influential Women nominee Zully Alvarado as board president. The new board of directors (pictured above, photo provided) moves into 2020 oriented … 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

Like Lansing, IDNR encouraging pollinator-friendly habitats

information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Above: Members of the Lansing Garden Club adopted the Mildred Burt Nature Center as an summer project, adding a number of pollinator gardens to the grounds. (Photo provided) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 25, 2019) – Bees, butterflies, and other insects that pollinate native plant species are disappearing … 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