The rivers and streams of Illinois have long been instrumental in shaping the culture, communities and commerce of our state. Since the founding of Illinois, the Illinois River and its tributaries have been important to the economic development, recreation and quality of life for our citizens.
Lt. Governor Simon chairs the Illinois River Coordinating Council, composed of a diverse group of citizens, not-for-profit organizations, and state and federal agencies. Through a public dialogue, the Council coordinates initiatives, projects and funding to promote the ecological health of the Illinois River and its tributaries by addressing the issues identified in the Integrated Management Plan for the Illinois River Watershed
Learn more by reading the Illinois River Restoration Act of 1997 (20 ILCS 3967
), which created the Illinois River Coordinating Council.
Meet the Illinois River Coordinating Council members.
Attend an upcoming meeting or review minutes of past meetings.
Organizations working in the Illinois River.