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 later today

The National Weather Service in Lincoln says thunderstorms are possible in Central Illinois after midday on Wednesday.  A chance (20-40%) for scattered showers and thunderstorms