Under a recent class-action lawsuit, agricultural chemical company Syngenta will have to pay cities and towns across the Midwest for contaminating water supplies with the herbicide atrazine. This includes several in Western Illinois.
Some residents of an unincorporated Lee County community want a former school to be demolished.
It’s not always easy to implement change when things have been done a certain way for many years. But Galesburg will give it a try with its budgeting process.
Mayor Sal Garza does not anticipate the city will generate more revenue through change. He said the immediate goal is to smooth out the process.
“So toward the end of the year we’re not wrestling with some of these issues that should have really been decided upon much earlier,” Garza said.
The US EPA has agreed to allow Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources to relax its rules when it comes water pollution enforcement.
Missouri has gotten the go-ahead to extend how long it gives those in violation of their water pollution permits to get into compliance.
A quick look at news from around the tri-state region.