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Design Team Announced for Michael Reese Redevelopment CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says officials have chosen a team to redevelop the site where the Olympic Village was to be if the city had been awarded the 2016 games. Emanuel announced June 2 that Farpoint Development, Draper & Kramer, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, McLaurin Development […]

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Peoria Pilot Project Keeping Water Out of Sewer System PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A pilot project has kept over 600,000 gallons of rainwater out of Peoria’s sewer system. The city’s two-block Adams Street project uses rain gardens, permeable pavers and other techniques to retain water. The (Peoria) Journal Star reports it has diverted 638,000 gallons […]

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Metra Launches 2017 Construction Program CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s commuter rail agency is planning $216 million in construction projects this year. The plan by Metra targets 29 stations, 21 bridges and 29 road crossings. Metra and its railroad partners announced it Monday. Construction is expected to continue through fall. The program’s major endeavors include replacing aging bridges on the UP North […]

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New Mexico Senate Backs Solar Contracts for State Buildings SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) _ A legislative initiative that could spur the installation of solar panels on New Mexico state buildings has been approved by the state Senate. The Senate on Monday voted 36-4 to direct the state General Services Department to pursue contracts with solar […]

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Big Solar Project Coming to New Hampshire CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire could soon be home to one of the largest solar projects in the region. The town of Hinsdale on Monday conditionally approved a Ranger Solar project to build a solar field up to 65 megawatts on a 400-acre site. Power from the project, which could go online in late 2019, […]