The Enbridge company is not building a new pipeline, but they plan to move more oil through one built several years ago. The pipeline runs through Wisconsin, and in Illinois, through Belvidere, DeKalb, and Ottawa. That's where new pump stations are under construction.
Enbridge spokesperson Jennifer Smith says the company is currently using only a third of the capacity of the line.
There are no classes today for students in the North Mac District in central Illinois. The cancellation comes after more than 130 people became ill on Monday.
The school day ended abruptly Monday morning at North Mac Intermediate in Girard. A faulty furnace flue resulted in a carbon monoxide leak, sending mostly middle school students and some adults to hospitals.
Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón will keynote Judson University's fifth annual World Leaders Forum next spring. Calderón served as president of Mexico from 2006 to 2012. According to a news release, he will speak in March about the changing global economy at two events – a community event at Judson University in Elgin and a VIP reception later that night in Chicago.
West Nile virus continues to be a threat in northern Illinois.
The temperature may be cooling off, but you'll still want to keep an eye on those mosquitoes. Winnebago County officials confirmed this week that a bird tested positive for West Nile virus. It's the 13th year in a row the virus has been confirmed in the county. The infected bird was found much later than last year.
The time has finally come. After years of fund-raising, months of tests, and waiting for recent state approval, an effort has begun to restore the statue almost universally known as "Black Hawk."Lorado Taft created it 103 years ago on a bluff overlooking the Rock River near Oregon, Ill. Taft called it "The Eternal Indian."
The "ramen noodle diet" may once have been a badge of honor for the college student on a strict budget. But now, with changing demographics and skyrocketing education costs, “food insecurity” is being seen as a serious problem on campuses across the nation.