News

EPA Urges Businesses to Fly Air Quality Flags

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

A color-coded flag program is reflecting the air quality forecast. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency wants businesses statewide to participate in the Air Quality Flag Program.

“Each afternoon the Illinois EPA issues an air quality forecast, which covers the next day,” says state EPA director Lisa Bonnett. “That forecast is based on the Air Quality Index, a national guide which classifies air quality from good to hazardous and uses a color for each category.” In order of best to worst, the colors are green, yellow, orange, red, and purple.

Those last two have not been needed in years, Bonnett says, pointing to four decades of environmental vigilance.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Quinn Accuses Rauner of Not Hiring Enough Minorities

Fresh
Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Both trying to make inroads in minority communties

in Local

Library Turf War Continues

Fresh
Lincoln Presidential Museum

Major donors threaten to withhold donations unless the feuding stops

in Local

Woman Dies in Route 29 Crash Near Edinburg

medical

Illinois State Police say a van over corrected after swerving off the roadway.

in Local

Attorney Wants Parsons to Pay $1.2 Million Now, $100,000 Monthly

Updated
Jeff Parsons appears defiant as he walks out of federal court in Springfield July 10, 2014

An attorney representing former THR and Associates employees and creditors wants Jeff Parsons to pony up -- immediately.

in Local

Fake IDs are Easy to Get

id theft

Fake IDs and driver’s licenses are the scourge of the Illinois secretary of state’s office