Dozens of mayors from around the world have signed a "Chicago Climate Charter.” The summit was designed to address concerns following President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord.

Fire departments across Illinois are receiving nearly $2.7 million in federal grants to help pay for equipment and training.

Weather officials say a pair of tornadoes caused minor damage in northern Illinois.

Governor Pat Quinn is ordering the state Environmental Protection Agency to block the disposal of toxic PCB waste at the Clinton Landfill in DeWitt County

Greater Peoria Food Summit explores sustainable supply

Mar 28, 2014

Government, non-profit and education leaders are hoping to boost Central Illinois’ access to local, sustainable food.  The different groups are participating in the Seeds-2-Success Greater Peoria food summit Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peoria RiverPlex.  Mary Ardapple helped organize the event.  She says the goal is to help find ways to give growers and consumers the land and marketing to produce local foods:

Carp stakeholders push for Peoria processing plant

Sep 25, 2013

The Peoria area needs a facility to process carp from the Illinois River.  That's the message from government and fishing industry officials during a meeting to talk about the invasive fish.  The nearest processing facility is in Thomson, Illinois.  Area fisherman Orion Briney says having a local facility would boost his bottom line: