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Pipeline Construction Equipment Damage in Suspected Arson

By David Pitt | Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Machinery located at three oil pipeline construction sites in central Iowa was found extensively damaged by fire Monday in what the company building the pipeline called a shameful act. There’s little doubt the fires were intentionally set along the Dakota Access pipeline, said Jasper […]

Cook, Lake Counties to Remove 3 Dams Along Des Plaines River

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Cook and Lake counties plan to remove three obsolete dams this fall on the Des Plaines River to improve wildlife habitat and water quality. The counties have been working with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to continue a program that began several […]

Officials: Flint Water Efforts Remain After Declaration Ends

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Federal, state and local officials said Aug. 3 that they would remain committed to fixing Flint’s drinking water system after a federal emergency declaration over the city’s lead crisis expires at month’s end. The declaration ended Aug. 14, after which the state assumed the full cost of bottled water, filters and […]

Mold-Infested West Lafayette City Hall to Be Demolished *

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Officials say West Lafayette’s mold-infested City Hall will be gone by the end of November if not sooner. West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis told the Lafayette Journal & Courier that the city is going to demolish the building this year. City Hall suffered extensive water damage after its pipes froze […]

Veterans Home Installs New Water System to Battle Bacteria

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A nearly $5 million water system has been installed at the Illinois Veterans Home to combat a severe form of pneumonia caused by a bacteria. The facility in Quincy unveiled the water treatment plant and delivery system Wednesday after they went online last week, The Quincy Herald-Whig reported. “We’ve got the […]