Category Archives: Illinois

Update on the IDNR’s Revised Fracking Regulations by the IL Enviornmental Council

A message from Jen Walling, Executive Director of the non-profit environmental legislation watchdog organization, the Illinois Environmental Council, on the current political process surrounding the IDNR’s regulations on fracking. On May 29, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources sent to … Continue reading

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Illinois DNR Releases Updated Fracking Regulations for Final Review

This past Friday, Aug. 29th, the Illinois DNR released its revised regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, after receiving a record number of 30,000+ public comments on its initial draft rules back in the fall of 2013. Now the state’s … Continue reading

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Sierra Club Posts Clean Water Advocate Position for College Students

Current college students might find this job ad intriguing: a full-time position with the IL Chapter of the Sierra Club, “Clean Water Advocate.” Details are at this link, courtesy of ChicagoEnvironment.org.

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Important Environmental Bills Pending this Week in IL General Assembly

Editor’s Note: This message on Memorial Day 2014 is from Jen Walling of the Illinois Environmental Council, a non-profit group focused on monitoring the IL General Assembly and advocating for progressive environmental policy for our state. Please consider contacting your … Continue reading

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Smart Systems, Resilient Regions: a Metropolitan Planning Commission Roundtable, May 20

After one of the Chicago region’s coldest and snowiest winters on record, how can we better prepare ourselves to weather future storms? If this winter has taught us anything, it’s the value of being prepared—not just for the expected, like … Continue reading

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Today Is Environmental Lobby Day in Springfield IL; Advocate for Environmental Progress Online

A message from Jen Walling, Executive Director of the IL Environmental Council: It’s Environmental Lobby Day here in Springfield and our nearly 200 environmental advocates are about to head over to the Capitol.  Last night, we had 70 people for … Continue reading

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Learn about the Earliest Chicagoans at the Chicago Portage on March 29

Chicago Portage Lecture March 29th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM The Friends of the Chicago Portage would like to announce the 3rd in their series of 5 free public presentations in their “Earliest Chicagoans”series for 2014. Please join Friends Founder … Continue reading

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