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Thursday, March 3, 2011 03:46 am
A contract requiring Springfield’s public utility to be more environmentally responsible doesn’t expire for another six years, but local activists are already urging the city and its resid...
Thursday, June 17, 2010 06:33 am

Illuminati Motor Works hits the track with 500 mpg electric car

In a garage-turned-workshop south of Divernon sits what could be the future of personal transportation. Surrounded by spare parts and power tools is a made-from-scratch car that looks like something a...
Thursday, June 24, 2010 05:07 pm

Asian carp invade the Illinois River

Jumping several feet into the air, a single silver carp can knock a boat driver unconscious before a passenger even has time to say “Duck!”For that reason, the Illinois Natural History Sur...
Thursday, April 8, 2010 04:22 am

St. John’s expansion will be environmentally friendly

As St. John’s Hospital is preparing to renovate its downtown campus, the 135-year-old Springfield institution is paying special attention to minimizing the project’s environmental footprin...
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 04:24 pm

X Prize team takes time out for eco-friendly project

Kevin Smith and the crew from Illuminati Motorworks took a detour in their quest for the Progressive Automotive X Prize (AXP), but, as Smith says, “It was an offer we couldn’t refuse."...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 12:00 am
Since the Green Movement began to kick into high gear about three years ago, we are becoming aware of the importance of protecting the earth’s fragile ecosystem. Mayor Tim Davlin has pointed with pride to Springfield being rated fourth in the country among medium cities in the National Resources Defense Council’s Smarter Cities project. Cited in this designation is the 2006 agreement b...



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