Monthly Archives: August 2011

Three new laws will protect Illinois’ water

By Emily Miller On August 24, 2011, Governor Pat Quinn signed three bills to protect Illinois’ water. “Pure and plentiful drinking water is every Illinois citizen’s right,” Governor Quinn said. “These bills will help Illinois conserve water, protect the safety … Continue reading

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London’s Olympic pool gets a gold medal for water reuse

By Emily Miller With the Olympics on my mind after recent news that there will be no U.S. bid for the 2020 Games, I thought it might be interesting to see what, if anything, some of the upcoming Games might … Continue reading

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New ELPC series on groundwater management informing decisions in McHenry County

By Emily Miller Groundwater is an extremely  important resource. 20%  of the homes and businesses in northeastern Illinois use groundwater to meet their domestic and industrial water supply needs (77% rely on Lake Michigan water, and the remaining 3% comes … Continue reading

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September 17: Help the Great Lakes- Join the World’s Largest Shoreline Cleanup!

Saturday, Sept. 17, 9:00 a.m. – noon Locations vary Join thousands of people caring for our Great Lakes during the Alliance for Great Lakes’ September Adopt-a-Beach Event. Part of the International Coastal Cleanup, volunteers remove beach debris and record their … Continue reading

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New research on energy-water nexus in urban areas

By Emily Miller An urban lifestyle, with taps in refrigerators and dishwashers humming, calls for water and wastewater services. Around 83% of the US population lives in urban areas – using approximately 90 gallons of water a day and creating … Continue reading

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Shedd Aquarium, Jones Day team up for water white papers

By Emily Miller Every summer, the Shedd Aquarium hosts the Georges Fellow for Conservation, a first-year law student, and teams with the Jones Day law firm’s summer associates to assist with environmental law and policy-based research. Over eight weeks, the … Continue reading

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Fixing leaks every day of the week

Story by James Szczybor Photos by Emily Cikanek The one good thing about leaky kitchen faucets is that they’re easy to see and hear. Underground leaks in water mains and distribution pipes are a whole different matter. Buried beneath streets and … Continue reading

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