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Governor Quinn’s Announces Agricultural Disaster Declaration Approved – Farmers in 77 Illinois Counties Will Receive Assistance
CHICAGO – November 2, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today announced the U.S.
Emerald Ash Borer Discovered In Two More Illinois Counties – Finds bring the number of new detections this year to four
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Traps set to monitor the movement of the emerald ash borer have detected the tree-killing beetle in two additional Illinois counties. The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) today announced infestations have been confirmed in DeWitt and Stark counties. Both detections occurred in rural areas. In DeWitt County, the beetle was discovered between Clinton Lake and the McLean County border. In Stark, it was trapped near Toulon. “The nearly five thousand traps that were placed throughout the state have been carefully examined,” Warren Goetsch, IDOA bureau chief of Environmental Programs, said. “Including these two finds, they detected the emerald ash borer in four new counties, bringing the number of counties with known infestations to 22.” The emerald ash borer is a small, metallic-green beetle native to Asia. Its larvae burrow into the bark of ash trees, causing the trees to starve and eventually die. While the beetle does not pose any direct risk to public health, it does threaten the ash tree canopy. Currently, 25 counties in the northeastern and central part of the state are under quarantine to slow the spread of the beetle. The quarantine prohibits the intrastate movement of potentially-contaminated wood products, including ash trees, limbs and branches and all types of firewood. However, neither DeWitt nor Stark County is within those quarantine boundaries.
By Diane S.W. Lee Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Four Illinois counties in December got the word they made the cut for the FutureGen project.
(Getty/file) Melissa Bean The race for Illinois’ 8th congressional district remains tight nearly a week after Election Day. It could still be awhile before the results come in.
By Kevin Lee Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn may have been elected to a full-term as governor, but if results hold, he only managed to win a majority of voters in three out of Illinois’ 102 counties.
By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – Nearly 1 in 5 Illinois counties failed to meet last month’s deadline to send military and overseas ballots. Illinois Statehouse News contacted each of the 110 local election offices in the state and found many that sent out ballots after the Sept.
By Bill McMorris Illinois Statehouse News CHICAGO– Illinois counties spent millions of taxpayer dollars to lobby other government agencies, according to a recent study. Sunshine Review , a non-profit organization dedicated to transparency, reports that 10 of the state’s largest local governmental bodies spent $6.6 million on lobbying in the past five years.
Governor Quinn Requests Federal Assistance for Local Governments in 13 Flood-Ravaged Counties – Assistance will Help Local Governments Receive Reimbursement for Extraordinary Flood Related Expenses
SPRINGFIELD – August 31, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today asked President Barack Obama to declare 13 Illinois counties federal disaster areas to help local governments in those counties recover from severe storms and flooding in late July.
CHICAGO (CBS/CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM) ― A dense fog advisory has been issued for the Chicago area, and much of Illinois and Indiana. The alert includes Cook County and all the collar counties, and downstate as far south as Richland and Lawrence counties in southern Illinois.
MARION, S.C. – In Marion, a tobacco town bypassed by the four-lane highway but not the Great Recession, more worshipers are kneeling at church, youth baseball rosters are thicker and the public library seems as busy as the local employment office.