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New Years Day hike at Dayton Bluffs Preserves

OTTAWA – Dayton Bluffs Preserves in Ottawa will have their new year’s day hike on Wednesday morning. Volunteer Coordinator David Manigold says there will be two guided hikes offered at 9 a.m., a less strenuous route and a challenging one. Both hikes will last between an hour and two ...Read more

As wind farms grow in Illinois, so do concerns

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Fifty wind farms have opened in Illinois since 2003 and more are expected soon. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that the state ranks sixth in the country with 2,778 operational wind turbines. Federal experts predict that the state could produce enough wind energy ...Read more