Macomb, IL – A new list of the top corporate air polluters in the United States includes three companies with high profiles in west-central Illinois, according to researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The "Toxic 100 Air Polluters" include Caterpillar (#96), Ameren (#99) and Archer-Daniels-Midland (#7), say the findings from Amherst's Political Economy Research Institute.
Keokuk, IA – Governor Chet Culver made increasing accessibility to pre-school for all 4-year-olds a top priority of his administration. State grants have been awarded to 175 school districts in Iowa over the last three years.
The Statewide Voluntary Pre-school Program will continue for a fourth year. Applications are due on Friday, May 14 for the 2010-2011 phase of the program.
Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge says Iowa's $60-million investment in pre-school for four-year-olds is really paying off.