The 1785 Land Ordinance passed under the US Articles of Confederation was intended to provide a means of raising money for the US government through the sale of the land west of the original 13 colonies. Since the area was largely unmapped a system for mapping and subdividing the land had to be devised. The ordinance provided that the land would be... [Read more of this review...]
Water is the foundation for everything we do throughout life. It is used for recreation, economic development and of course human existence. However, not much of the water on the Earth is fit for consumption. Ninety seven percent of the Earth’s water is salt water, while the rest is frozen in glaciers or polluted. In fact, 780 million people... [Read more of this review...]
Small Stream Maintenance Program
To reduce flooding in urbanized areas through immediate and relatively simple remedies is the mission statement of the Small Streams Maintenance Program (SSMP) of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD). Since it began in 2006, dedicated crews have provided a valuable service by removing debris from creeks, streams and... [Read more of this review...]
Federal Disaster Aid to Illinois Residents Reaches $51 Million:
In the nearly two weeks since 11 counties in Illinois were declared a major disaster area, federal assistance has reached $51 million, distributed among more than 17,000 individuals and households.
The latest summary of federal assistance to individuals and households that suffered losses... [Read more of this review...]
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