CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration announced a new 5-year plan for the Great Lakes on Wednesday that will accelerate efforts to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff and restore plant and wildlife habitat.
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ROCKTON, Ill. (AP) — When bat-mating season coincides with construction season in Illinois, the bats win.
CHICAGO (AP) — Industry and environmental groups still hope for changes to new rules governing high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois.
CHICAGO (AP) — This week will be “Illinois Sister Rivers and Lakes Week” to highlight the importance of the Illinois River and Lake Michigan.
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved permits for the FutureGen clean coal project to store carbon dioxide underground.
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law adding black bears, cougars and wolves to Illinois’ list of protected species.
A group of Knox County Farm Bureau members joined others from around the state in meetings held last week in Bloomington.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says it is taking steps to protect the state’s alligator snapping turtles.
CHICAGO (AP) — Microsoft Corp. says it has agreed to buy electricity from a new wind farm in Illinois for the next 20 years in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.