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Archive for September, 2010
  • Environmental Register for August 2010

    Posted by on September 27, 2010
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board has issued its Environmental Register publication for August 2010. The Environmental Register features a letter from Chairman Girard, which discusses five environmental bills that Governor Quinn recently signed into law.  The Environmental Register also contains an appellate court update, a rulemaking update, a summary of actions of the Board, a summa...
  • Illinois ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Program–Friday, September 24th

    Posted by on September 23, 2010
    On Friday September 24th, Illinois residents can receive a 15% off instant discount at the point of sale, up to $250, on an ENERGY STAR qualified model for washers, dishwashers, freezers, or refrigerators.  This program is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Note that this is an appliance repla...
  • Selection to “14 Under 40” List in DePaul Magazine

    Posted by on September 20, 2010
    I would like to announce my selection to the "14 Under 40" list in the Fall 2010 publication of DePaul Magazine.  According to the magazine, "each year, we call on members of the community, including alumni, faculty, staff and friends, to nominate DePaul graduates who distinguish themselves.  We then choose 14 of them, with the goal of representing schools and colleges across the university...
  • IL Department of Public Health Recommends Well Testing for Areas in Kendall and McHenry Counties

    Posted by on September 15, 2010
    The Illinois Department of Public Health recently recommended that two communities test their wells for contamination. First, IDPH advised residents who obtain their drinking water from private wells in the Hollis Subdivision (Kendall County) area to test their water for possible groundwater contamination.  Routine testing of Illinois American Water Company - Hollis community water supply w...
  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit Seeking to Prevent Village’s Acquisition of Utility Assets

    Posted by on September 14, 2010
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently issued an opinion in Rock Energy Cooperative v. Village of Rockton, No. 10-1106, which concerned a dispute over the ownership of assets used by natural gas and electric utilities. Rock Energy is a consumer-owned utility that provides gas and electricity to its members on a cost-of-service, nonprofit basis.  In 2004, Alliant Energy an...
  • Romeoville Oil Leak Update

    Posted by on September 12, 2010
    9/14/10 UPDATE: According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, the Illinois EPA has referred this matter to the Illinois Attorney General's office for a possible enforcement action. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9/13/10 UPDATE: According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, the leak has been stopped: "Crews on Monday removed a 12-foot section ...
  • Asian Carp Czar Named by White House

    Posted by on September 9, 2010
    The federal Council on Environmental Quality recently announced the appointment of John Goss as the Asian Carp Director.  According to CEQ's press release, Goss "will serve as the principal advisor to CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley on Asian carp issues, and oversee the coordination of Federal, state, and local efforts to keep Asian carp from establishing in the Great Lakes ecosystems. . . . G...

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