Latest ENVIRONMENT News From The Illinois Newsroom Team

U of I hopes a new greenhouse will be an incubator for bioenergy crops.

University of Illinois officials held ceremonial shovels Wednesday morning, for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction on a new greenhouse. It will open next summer in the Urbana-Champaign campus’ Research Park and be used for research into bioenergy crops.

Strong storms possible Sunday night

The National Weather Service says periods of showers and thunderstorms are expected through the weekend. Highest chances will be Friday morning, and again Sunday evening.