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Lake Michigan water level on rise after years of decline

ISU to host renewable energy conference

Swimming bans lifted at all but two Chicago beaches

Head of Water District talks financial and environmental sustainability

When he became executive director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District in 2011, David St. Pierre said he saw the district as a national leader in the wastewater-treatment industry.

Addressing a sold-out room at the City Club of Chicago Tuesday, St. Pierre discussed the MWRD’s recent accomplishments and his plans for ensuring MWRD stays at the “cutting edge” of the field.

DNR: Young black bear making his way across Illinois

Tax exemption could help Illinois tornado victims

30,000 catfish being released into Chicago River

Water Reclamation District preps $200 million overhaul of treatment facility

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is moving forward on an almost $200 million project to build new treatment facilities at the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, the world’s largest wastewater treatment facility.

At a meeting Thursday, the MWRD Board agreed to advertise a $198.6 million contract for the Stickney plant, which sits on 570 acres of land in Cicero and processes wastewater for 2.38 million Cook County residents, per an MWRD estimate.

Beaches open, but chills of winter remain in Lake Michigan

Chicago kicks off second year of efforts to inoculate ash trees