Photos: Week 7 of quarantine

May 3–9 in Lansing, Illinois by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 9, 2020) – It was 5:00pm on March 21 that Governor Pritzker’s original stay-at-home order went into effect, first through April 7, then through the end of April, and now through the end of May. Numbers of coronavirus cases continue to rise, and by … Read more

Illinois EPA’s Office of Energy awards second round of grants for energy efficiency at public wastewater plants

Program to fund upgrades for energy efficiency resulting in cost savings information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 7, 2020) – Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director John J. Kim announced that the Agency’s Office of Energy has awarded $422,250 in grant funding to four Illinois wastewater treatment facilities. The grant opportunity … Read more

USDA awards $8 million for partnership projects

Partnering with Illinois Working Lands, Water and Wildlife Conservation information provided by the US Department of Agriculture SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 8, 2020) – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has awarded more than $8 million in federal funds for the Illinois Working Lands, Water and Wildlife Conservation Partnership to protect working farmland, improve water … Read more

Cook County Forest Preserves celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with virtual festival May 9

Public can participate in Facebook Live programs and at-home activities information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County COOK COUNTY, Ill. (May 6, 2020) – In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, the Forest Preserves of Cook County and partners are hosting a virtual festival so people can participate in this global event from … Read more