Illinois Environmental Protection Agency news
Illinois’ electric vehicle charging infrastructure is on pace to double this year, buoyed by an influx of state and federal dollars.
The city of Harvard began running its new wastewater treatment plant this summer, replacing an 80-year old plant. The City Council will look at its three-year plan for water and sewer rates during budget talks this fall.
A proposed change in state air pollution regulations will move forward despite an objection from a legislative oversight committee, allowing the state to avoid federal sanctions that otherwise would go into effect next month.
The man who became one of the architects of the state’s landmark energy reform policy – known as the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act – will be a key player in implementing the law he helped create.
Illinois faces a deadline next month to either change the way it enforces air pollution emission limits on heavy industries or face federal sanctions that could eventually result in restricted access to billions of dollars in federal highway funding.
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director John J. Kim has announced the distribution of more than $5.5 million in funding to the city of Joliet to replace lead service lines in the community.
Huntley School District 158 was the only school district in Illinois to receive a District Sustainability Award from the Illinois from the U.S. Department of Education, the agency announced Thursday.
Sycamore agrees to $6M class action lawsuit settlement over water quality: As a result, the city is required to increase testing for lead and chlorine for the next three years, and commit millions to water infrastructure improvements through 2027.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency awarded over $4.2 million to help fund 17 electric school buses, including at Barrington, Rolling Meadows, Lake Park and Huntley high schools.
Another 365 water service pipes lined with lead are set to be replaced for Sycamore residents after the city was granted a $4.1 million loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, officials confirmed this week.
The state grants are meant to aid Illinois municipalities in meeting the requirements of the Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act. The 2021 law requires Illinois water systems to begin removal of lead service lines by Jan. 1, 2027.
The first cycle of the state’s electric vehicle rebate program is coming to a close next month, but the $4,000 rebate applications will reopen in November.
A free one-day household hazardous waste collection event will be held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 25 at Prairie Ridge High School, 6000 Dvoark Drive in Crystal Lake.
A $7 million project to consolidate the Village of Malta and Kishwaukee College’s wastewater treatment facilities was heralded by state and local officials Friday as a cost-savings measure which will also improve area water quality.