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Illinois Infrastructure: Getting Our Water Systems Up to Snuff Amidst the Climate Crush

Henry Henderson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Across the nation, states have about $110 billion in capital available through similar water infrastructure funds, which are supported by annual federal and state appropriations. As climate impacts worsen, they are going to need to tap that cash.

Illinois EPA Moves to Protect Apple River From Massive Sewage Lagoon

Jack Darin | Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago
Jack Darin

Local residents, Sierra Club, and our allies working to protect a headwater stream in the beautiful Apple River watershed from being converted to a manure storage lagoon have won a major victory.

Big Coal Feeding Frenzy In Springfield

Jack Darin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jack Darin

As the clock winds down on the lame duck Illinois General Assembly, two out-of-state coal companies are asking to put ratepayers and businesses on the hook for a bailout of their risky projects.

Tire-Burning Plant Defined As Renewable Energy Source By Illinois State House

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Backers of a south suburban incinerator muscled legislation through the Illinois House on Monday that would add tire burning to the state's definition...

How Do You Clean The Chicago River

Chicago Public Radio | Gabriel Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois regulators want to disinfect the sewage that flows into waterways like the Chicago River. But the agency that would get that dirty job isn't ...

Chicago Air Quality Violates Federal Standards

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's air quality is below federal standards, according to a release issued Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. U.S. Environme...