PRN, Sierra Club to Sue Pekin Ethanol Plant - November 28, 2017 | Press Release PRN and the Sierra Club Illinois Chapter have informed Pacific Ethanol Pekin, Inc. and Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc. that they intend to sue the companies for repeatedly violating the Clean Water Act at an ethanol plant in Pekin, Illinois during the past five years.
PRN Calls on Governor Rauner to Stay in Paris Climate Agreement - November 8, 2017 | Press Release PRN delivered petitions to Governor Bruce Rauner calling on him to sign the “We Are Still In” declaration committing the State of Illinois to the principles outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement.
ART STUDENT AWARDED PURCHASE PRIZE AT WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL - October 13, 2017 | Press Release PRN will award Bradley University student Katelyn Edwards with a Purchase Prize for her photographic art in a joint Society for Photographic Education and PRN exhibition based on water.
PRN HONORS VOLUNTEERS, TEACHERS AT 50TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER GALA - October 6, 2017 | Press Release Prairie Rivers Network (PRN) will honor three Champaign-Urbana area members as Volunteers of the Year and two Naperville teachers with River Steward Awards at its 50th anniversary gala.
PRN JOINS COMPLAINT AGAINST SPRINGFIELD’S DALLMAN COAL PLANT - September 27, 2017 | Press Release PRN with the Springfield Branch of the NAACP and the Sangamon Valley Group of the Sierra Club announced a joint filing of a complaint against the Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) and the City Water, Light and Power’s (CWLP) Dallman Coal Plant.
Herbicide Damage Hurts More Than Just Crops - September 1, 2017 | Press Release The farm media have widely covered dicamba herbicide damage in soybean fields across the Midwest this summer. However, reports of off-target herbicide damage to other susceptible plants from early season weed control practices on both corn and soybeans are also on the rise.
Illinois Students Take Action to Cleanup State’s Waterways - August 30, 2017 | Press Release Schools across the state will be involved in the first annual Illinois Waterway Cleanup Week September 10 - 16, 2017. This opportunity, officially designated by the Illinois General Assembly (Senate Joint Resolution 15), is designed to provide students and community members with the opportunity to act locally to make Continue Reading
Brandon Road Draft Integrated Feasibility Study Released - August 8, 2017 | Press Release The Army Corps of Engineers released the Brandon Road Draft Integrated Feasibility Study yesterday, and Prairie Rivers Network (PRN) applauds the release of the report, which was delayed by the Trump administration, and welcomes the opportunity for public comment.
Bill Seeks to End White House Delays in Combating Asian Carp Invasion - June 21, 2017 | Press Release A bipartisan bill introduced today in Congress would push the Trump Administration to stop delaying a key effort to stop the Asian carp invasion of the Great Lakes.
Monticello Mayor Larry Stoner Signs Monarch Pledge - May 30, 2017 | Press Release Monticello Mayor Larry Stoner will sign the National Wildlife Federation Mayors’ Monarch Pledge today at the Monarch Brewing Company in Monticello.