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Southland offers variety of activities, events to honor Earth Day

April 12, 2018 – 3:54 pm | 36 views
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As Earth Day approaches on April 22 Southlanders may be trying to figure out how to support clean air, land and water.
April 21 events include Earth Day Celebration at Utilities/Pubic Works Facility in Frankfort , …

April 3: MMC’s VW settlement beneficiary mitigation plan meeting

March 30, 2018 – 11:07 am | 92 views
VWSettlement-

From the desk of Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC) Director of Environmental Initiatives Edith Makra:
The Illinois EPA has released its plan to spend its share of a multi-billion dollar Volkswagen Settlement. Illinois has been allocated more …

Park Forest Mayor Ostenburg to address lawyers on climate issues

February 28, 2018 – 2:06 pm | 142 views
Park Forest Mayor Ostenburg to address lawyers on climate issues

Mayor John A. Ostenburg of Park Forest will speak to the Environmental Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association on March 21, explaining why Park Forest and other suburban municipalities recently signed on to the …

Midlothian hopes residents will help in flood relief grant efforts

February 13, 2018 – 10:15 am | 229 views
Midlothian hopes residents will help in flood relief grant efforts

Midlothian officials want to enlist the financial support of other area agencies to help property owners living near Midlothian Creek, and they’re hoping residents of those areas will chime in to assist the effort.
The village …

Southland communities honored for work in solar energy

February 6, 2018 – 2:47 pm | 217 views
SolSmart award via Mayors Caucus

Will County, Park Forest and Richton Park joined a dozen other government entities at Argonne National Laboratory to be recognized by SolSmart for efforts in encouraging the growth of solar energy.
When it comes to energy …

March 9: Stormwater Management Training for Practical Implementation

February 2, 2018 – 2:21 pm | 338 views
green infrastructure – delta inst

Stormwater Management Training for Practical Implementation
Friday, March 9, 2018, 8 a.m.
South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association
1906 174th Street Hazel Crest, IL
Delta Institute, in collaboration with the Calumet Stormwater Collaborative and South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, is excited …

Mega Home Center is open for business in Chicago Heights

February 1, 2018 – 9:46 am | 1,092 views
Mega Home Center in Chgo Hts

Story and image courtesy of the City of Chicago Heights
The City of Chicago Heights recently celebrated the grand opening of Mega Home Center at 375 North Halsted. In 2016, the business purchased the location (formerly the old …

MWRD prioritizes green infrastructure projects in 2018

January 17, 2018 – 6:06 pm | 499 views
MWRD prioritizes green infrastructure projects in 2018

Parks, forest preserves, municipalities, a university, a nature center, and several alleys and parking lots across Cook County will benefit from Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) funding in 2018. All of these …