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Governor Quinn Announces $14.4 Million Investment in Chicago’s Southland – Communities Across Chicago’s South Suburbs Will Receive Park Improvement and Stormwater Management Funding

Governor Quinn Announces $14.4 Million Investment in Chicago’s Southland – Communities Across Chicago’s South Suburbs Will Receive Park Improvement and Stormwater Management Funding

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced $14.4 million in investments in several Chicago Southland communities for park development, recreational opportunities and stormwater management. Today’s investments are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to improve lives, create jobs and drive the Southland’s economy forward.

Illinois EPA Refers Olympic Oil Ltd. to Attorney General for Enforcement – Agency Cites Release of Petroleum Products

Illinois EPA Refers Olympic Oil Ltd. to Attorney General for Enforcement – Agency Cites Release of Petroleum Products

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Lisa Bonnett has referred an enforcement action to the Illinois Attorney General’s office against Olympic Oil Ltd. for causing an on-going release of an unknown amount of petroleum products mixed with stormwater, which has migrated in the adjacent Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.

Illinois EPA Refers Mac’s Convenience Stores, LLC to Attorney General for Enforcement – Agency Cites Release from Leaking Underground Storage Tanks

Illinois EPA Refers Mac’s Convenience Stores, LLC to Attorney General for Enforcement – Agency Cites Release from Leaking Underground Storage Tanks

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Lisa Bonnett has referred an enforcement action to the Illinois Attorney General’s office against Mac’s Convenience Stores, LLC for releasing free product (gasoline) into the ground and the groundwater in Danville, Illinois. The Agency is seeking an order requiring the company to immediately control the gasoline release from the site, discover the source of the release, remediate contamination resulting from the release and take all necessary steps to prevent the recurrence of a similar release in the future.

Governor Quinn Announces Investment to Rebuild City of Washington Water Systems – Illinois EPA Funding Will Help Rebuild Tornado-Damaged Community

Governor Quinn Announces Investment to Rebuild City of Washington Water Systems – Illinois EPA Funding Will Help Rebuild Tornado-Damaged Community

WASHINGTON – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $5 million investment to improve wastewater systems in the city of Washington. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency investment is from Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program and will help the community rebuild infrastructure that was heavily damaged during the November 2013 tornadoes that struck the city.

Governor Quinn Statement Regarding U.S. EPA Denial of PCB Waste at Clinton Landfill

Governor Quinn Statement Regarding U.S. EPA Denial of PCB Waste at Clinton Landfill

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision not to issue a chemical waste permit to accept PCB waste at the Clinton Landfill: “The U.S.

Illinois EPA Announces Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Illinois EPA Announces Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois EPA Director Lisa Bonnett today announced household hazardous waste collections have been scheduled in six communities for the fall of 2014.  Through household hazardous waste collections, citizens are given the opportunity to safely dispose of unused or leftover household products commonly found in homes, basements and garages.  Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to protect our natural resources and ensure a clean and healthy environment for future generations. “Community household hazardous waste collections are providing a vital service for local residents,” said Director Bonnett.

Illinois EPA Features Interactive Exhibit at State Fair’s Conservation World – Agency Will Highlight Recycling and Green Actions at Home with Carnival/Midway Themed Exhibit

Illinois EPA Features Interactive Exhibit at State Fair’s Conservation World – Agency Will Highlight Recycling and Green Actions at Home with Carnival/Midway Themed Exhibit

SPRINGFIELD—Illinois EPA Director Lisa Bonnett today announced the Agency’s participation in the 2014 Illinois State Fair Exhibits.  In keeping with this year’s State Fair theme “Making Memories,” the Agency’s State Fair exhibit theme will be “Recycling Memories at the Illinois State Fair.”  Using a carnival/midway theme, the exhibit will teach visiting youth how to recycle and highlight “green actions” they can take at home. “Through our State Fair exhibit, we have a wonderful opportunity to teach young people about the importance of the environment and ways to protect it,” said Illinois EPA Director Lisa Bonnett.  “This year we will feature recycling, including simple steps they can take on their own, which will make a difference at home and for the environment.” Illinois EPA’s exhibit will feature several games for children including the Big Top Recycling Toss , Ringmaster Ring Toss , and Create Your Own Carnival Clown Tie .  Upon finishing each activity, children will receive prizes such as a pencil made from recycled newspaper, a bookmark listing green actions they can take at home, or an environmental education activity/coloring book.

Governor Quinn Signs Laws to Address Urban Flooding and Ensure Cleaner Drinking Water – Legislation Will Help Protect Health and Wellness of All Illinois Residents

Governor Quinn Signs Laws to Address Urban Flooding and Ensure Cleaner Drinking Water – Legislation Will Help Protect Health and Wellness of All Illinois Residents

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today signed critical legislation to address urban flooding and to help ensure clean drinking water supplies and a cleaner environment. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to protect our natural resources and ensure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

Governor Quinn Announces Manufactured Gas Plant Waste Disposal Stopped at Clinton Landfill – Action Will Protect Drinking Water Supply for Central Illinois Residents

Governor Quinn Announces Manufactured Gas Plant Waste Disposal Stopped at Clinton Landfill – Action Will Protect Drinking Water Supply for Central Illinois Residents

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that his administration has taken action to stop the disposal of manufactured gas plant (MGP) waste at the Clinton Landfill. This follows Monday’s announcement that the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) had taken action to keep PCB waste out of the Clinton Landfill and protect the drinking water of 800,000 residents.

Governor Quinn Orders EPA to Stop PCB Waste Disposal at Clinton Landfill – Action Will Protect Drinking Water for Hundreds of Thousands of Residents

Governor Quinn Orders EPA to Stop PCB Waste Disposal at Clinton Landfill – Action Will Protect Drinking Water for Hundreds of Thousands of Residents

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today directed the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to take immediate action to keep polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) waste out of the Clinton Landfill and protect the drinking water of 800,000 residents. The Governor’s order is based on a response from the DeWitt County Board received by IEPA on Friday, July 25.

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