Within a matter of weeks, the people of the small village of Macedonia have seen fire, the release of toxic extinguishing foam, devastating environmental impacts, and hundreds out of work in the region.
CARBONDALE — A decade ago, the notion of corn used as an energy source was gaining acceptance, but considered nowhere near competitive.
CARBONDALE — As one faction of Southern Illinois looks for ways to find new energy, a representative of the long-standing coal industry is hoping that energy source is not regulated out of existence.
WASHINGTON — Authorities say rivers tainted by last week's massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine are starting to recover, but for the Environmental Protection Agency the political fallout from the disaster could linger.
In the light morning drizzle, misty, low-lying clouds hover between two of the highest points of the Kincaid Mounds Archaeological Site, yards away from the Massac–Pope county line.
EDWARDSVILLE - The National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center opened in 2003 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a mission of finding efficient and marketable ways to extract ethanol for fuel from corn.
Sunlight is the world's most abundant energy source but, according to the National Academy of Sciences, solar power makes up just .1 percent of the energy consumed in the country.
In a 2007 report, a panel of United Nations scientists said evidence that man was causing global warming is "unequivocal." Earlier in December 650 scientists from around the globe criticized the finding in a U.S. Senate minority report.
In the debate on preferred energy sources for America to pursue, most experts will agree that natural gas offers one of the most environmentally clean options.
While many legislators and policy makers debate the need and basics of a national energy plan, many smaller municipalities have embraced their own spirit of conservation and preservation.
On a cold, blustery November morning Brad Gesell is standing on a patch of bald, wind-whipped cornfield in Franklin County. It's an unlikely spot to find a person in such conditions. And what Gesell is doing there might seem even more unlikely.
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Over 3,000 students and close to 7,000 spectators from across the state came to Hancock Stadium in Normal on Saturday for the Illinois State Marching Band Championships.
Local experts believe natural gas could hold the key to transportation's future, but at least one isn't counting oil out altogether.
When a passion exists for a cause, those that fight for it don't view any hurdles encountered along the way as being too much of a challenge.
MARION - With the country's seemingly endless need for petroleum-based gasoline, it's not uncommon to hear someone claim "America is addicted to oil."
On the topics of how foreign oil affects the U.S. economy and whether America should move toward homegrown energy alternatives, Southern Illinois University Carbondale Professors Jonathon Bean and Sylvia Secchi could not be more opposed.
One of the most distinctive symbols in the iconography of clean, sustainable energy is the spire and blades of a wind turbine, glis-tening in the sunlight amid rolling hills, tranquil farmland or the deep blue of the open ocean.
Health problems have been reported in people who live close to wind farms, although medical experts and public health officials are uncertain whether the phenomenon is unique to wind turbines.
Jacob Spradling, 22, of Mursphyboro, has been indicted on one count each of animal torture and aggravated cruelty to animals, according to the Jackson County State's Attorney's Office.
Demaje Robinson-Potts, 23 of Danville, has been sentenced to 108 months in prison for distributing crystal methamphetamine and fentanyl together with his brother and codefendant, D'Vaughnte Robinson, on Sept. 16, 2020.
BENTON — A Missouri man was convicted on Weds. for sex crimes and producing child pornography after attempting to lure the girl to Belleville Illinois using a dating app, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.
Family and friends of Jelani Day gathered in Danville for a graveside service, but his mother said the fight to find out what happened to her son is not over.
On this week's Capitol Cast: Illinois Supreme Court ruling on gun rights, efforts to repeal the state's Parental Notice of Abortion law, and continuing efforts to redraw congressional district lines.
Lawmakers are expected to vote on the new boundaries by the end of the fall veto session next week.
When Illinois Democrats released the first draft of their proposed congressional map last week, it was lambasted in familiar corners with Republicans and good government groups decrying it as a partisan gerrymander intended to elect 14 Democrats and only three Republicans.
Over 55,000 daycare center staff statewide will now be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if they have not done so already, the governor's office said.