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Neighbors skeptical of Vermilion County coal ash cleanup plan

DANVILLE – About 30 people attended a public meeting in Danville on Thursday afternoon to hear plans to clean up three coal ash sites. Texas-based Vistra Energy took over control of the old Dynegy site in 2018 following a corporate merger. Dynegy closed its coal-fired power plant along the Middlefork River back in 2011 leaving […]

U of I community comes together for Las Posadas celebration

URBANA – A traditional celebration over the weekend gave the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign community an opportunity to join together for the holiday season. The Latino Student Association hosted its annual Las Posadas at the U of I. Many Latin American countries and people in the United States celebrate Las Posadas, which commemorates Mary and […]

Geologists say Midwest rock formations could store carbon dioxide for ‘eons’

Two proposals for carbon pipelines throughout the Midwest would pipe carbon dioxide from dozens of ethanol plants to rock formations in North Dakota and Illinois where the CO2 would be buried deep underground. Rock formations like the Mount Simon Sandstone offer the ability to bury the carbon for “eons of time” more than a mile […]

217 Today: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021

Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 Today’s Headlines: A federal judge this week upheld a new Illinois law banning county jails from detaining immigrants for profit. The pandemic threw a wrench in expanded gambling plans, which are just now getting back on track. Those projects are largely funding the state’s large infrastructure bill. Republican Congressman Rodney Davis […]