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We safeguard environmental quality, consistent with the social and economic needs of the State, so as to protect health, welfare, property and the quality of life.

 Recent News


Illinois EPA Invests Over $75 Million in Wastewater and Drinking Water Projects in Second Quarter of FY23
Over $13 Million in Loan Forgiveness Granted to Loan Recipients
February 1, 2023
​Illinois EPA Announces Lead Inventory Grant Recipients
$2 Million Being Provided to Local Governments for Development of Lead Service Line Inventories
January 26, 2023
Illinois EPA Announces Funding Opportunity for Solid Waste Planning Grants
$500,000 Available to Assist in Implementing Solid Waste Planning Obligations
January 17, 2023
​Illinois EPA Announces $4 Million in Loan Forgiveness to the City of Sycamore to Replace Lead Service Lines
January 17, 2023
​Illinois EPA Invites 5th & 6th Grade Student Writers and Artists to Compete in the 36th Annual Poster, Poetry, and Prose Contest
New Contest for High School Students Added
November 16, 2022
Illinois EPA Invests Over $70 Million in Wastewater and Drinking Water Projects in First Quarter of FY23
Over $11 Million in Principal Forgiveness Granted to Loan Recipients
November 1, 2022
​Pritzker Administration Opens Second Round of Electric Vehicle Rebate Program for Illinois Residents
Program offers $4,000 rebate for purchase of an electric passenger vehicle or $1,500 for purchase of an electric motorcycle
November 1, 2022
Illinois EPA to Host Medication Take Back Program Stakeholder Meeting
October 26, 2022
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