A Chicago office building is making strides on efficiency, in part because of a unique dynamic display that gives occupants real-time information on energy use.
The Illinois city of Urbana is hoping that by making solar more affordable for its residents it can help meet its own goals of reducing greenhouse gases.
Suburban communities across the country are creating public-private partnerships to encourage developers to build dense walkable development near transit hubs.
An experiment by Argonne National Laboratory in Central Illinois explores the potential of formerly overlooked plants such as willow and switchgrass for bioenergy feedstock, offering farmers a possibly lucrative use for difficult land and preventing nitrogen pollution to boot.
After more than five years, a proposed underground coal mine in central Illinois remains in a holding pattern. But as permitting processes drag on, landowners opposed to the Bulldog Mine have not let down their guard.