Endangered Species Protection Board to conduct public hearing on proposed list changes

information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 26, 2019) – The Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to the Illinois List of Endangered and Threatened Species Friday, October 11, 2019, at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) headquarters in Springfield. The hearing … Read more

Tons of tires removed in five counties

Illinois EPA completes Used Tire Removal Actions in northern Illinois information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 7, 2019) – “We are proud of our ongoing work with these communities to remove the hazards that can be found with discarded used tires,” said Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim as he … Read more

Recent reports of canine deaths raise awareness of blue-green algae

information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 18, 2019) – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Public Health are reminding residents to exercise caution if they are planning activities on Illinois waterways, including lakes, rivers, streams, and ponds. During summer months, water conditions are ideal for blue-green algae growth … Read more