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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
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.
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 Signs Legislation to Help Combat Flooding in Illinois – Oak Lawn to Receive $12.7 Million in Stormwater Assistance as Part of New Law’s Expansion of Clean Water Initiative
OAK LAWN – Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation to help combat flooding across the state and protect Illinois’ drinking water. The legislation makes stormwater management and treatment projects available for state financial assistance following last year’s record rainfall and severe flooding that affected communities across Illinois.
Governor Quinn Participates in President’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness – Joined by Other State and Federal Officials in Des Moines to Discuss Better Preparation and Response to Weather-Related Disasters
DES MOINES – Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by local, state and federal officials for the Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, part of President Barack Obama’s federal efforts to address disasters caused by climate change. This is the third of four meetings the group will hold before recommending ways the nation can be better prepared to meet weather-related events.
Illinois EPA Hosts Inaugural Water Loss Accounting Meeting, Celebrates Drinking Water Week in Illinois – Recognizes the 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act
SPRINGFIELD —Illinois EPA Director Lisa Bonnett today convened the first Water Loss Accounting Steering Committee meeting at Agency headquarters. The meeting coincides with Drinking Water Week, a national observance that highlights the value of water to each of us in our everyday lives.
Illinois Agencies Host 23rd Annual Earth Stewardship Day at Illinois State Fairgrounds – Area Fourth Grade Students to Learn Ways to Take Care of the Earth
SPRINGFIELD — More than 800 fourth grade students from Sangamon County are participating in the 23rd Annual Earth Stewardship Day at the Illinois State Fairgrounds today. This year’s event is hosted and jointly sponsored by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Departments of Agriculture and Transportation and the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation District.
Illinois EPA Refers Flint Hills Resources, LLC to Attorney General for Enforcement – Agency Cites Uncontrolled Discharge of Styrene
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Lisa Bonnett has referred an enforcement action to the Illinois Attorney General’s office against Flint Hills Resources, LLC, for violations of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and Illinois Pollution Control Board regulations. The Agency is seeking an immediate injunction against further reactor operations.
Governor Quinn Announces Illinois is First in the Nation in Renewable Energy Use – New Report says 91 Illinois Communities Have Achieved 100 Percent Renewable Electricity
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that a new report has found Illinois leads the nation in the number of communities using renewable electricity. The report shows 91 Illinois communities have achieved 100 percent renewable electricity, far more than any other state.
Deadline Approaching For Shoot For The Skies PSA Video Contest – Chicago Area High School and College Students Could Win Monetary Prize
CHICAGO—Illinois EPA Director Lisa Bonnett issued a last call for submissions to the Illinois Partners for Clean Air Shoot for the Skies PSA Video Contest. Submissions are due in just six weeks, with the deadline being Friday, March 14 at 5:00 p.m. Chicago area high school and college/university students are invited to write, direct and produce their own Public Service Announcement (PSA) video utilizing their talent, creativity and inspiration to educate the general public about Chicago area air quality and actions to improve it.
Springfield, Ill. — The Illinois EPA today granted a provisional variance to Caterpillar Inc.