Group Seeks More Support For Electric Buses, Trucks

A pro-EV group says more widespread adoption of battery-powered trucks and buses is increasingly cost-attractive and would have an outsized impact on air pollution. The Electrification Coalition recently sent Gov. JB Pritzker a letter asking him to pledge that at least 30% of all new trucks and buses sold in Illinois will be zero-emission vehicles […]

Champaign Chief Of Police Anthony Cobb To Step Down In August

CHAMPAIGN – Champaign Chief of Police Anthony Cobb announced Thursday that he’ll step down from his position. He’s leaving the job to join the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, where he’ll serve as deputy director. Cobb was appointed in 2012 and has overseen the Champaign Police Department for more than nine years. Before […]

217 Today: Thursday, July 8, 2021

Thursday, July 8, 2021 Today’s headlines: Illinois’ first vaccine lottery drawings take place today, with $1 million dollars and three scholarships on the line. A pro-EV group is urging Illinois and other states to encourage more widespread adoption of electric buses and semis. Researchers in Fulton County are using image recognition technology to control invasive […]

Illinois Researchers Using Image Recognition to Manage Invasive Asian Carp

EMIQUON PRESERVE – Fish and wildlife researchers are testing new image recognition technology on the Illinois River to manage invasive carp species. The system is located along the Illinois River, at the Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve in the Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge near Lewistown in Fulton County. The system first attracts fish onto a device […]