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December 10, 2021

 

 
 
Landmark Illinois  
 

Landmarks Illinois, a membership-based preservation nonprofit organization serving the people of Illinois, recently debuted its Women Who Built Illinois database, the first-of-its-kind compilation of women in design and development fields and their contributions to the state’s built environment between 1879 and 1979. The online database contains information on more than 100 female architects, engineers, developers, designers, builders, landscape architects, interior designers, and clients. The women helped create now historic and iconic skyscrapers and housing developments and gathering spaces. Many of these places are recognized as significant, with some listed on the National Register of Historic Places or locally landmarked. Yet the women behind the buildings beloved by residents and visitors alike—the women who helped design, build, and produce them—are largely unknown or are overshadowed. Explore the Women Who Built Illinois database to explore.

 

 
 
  Audubon Society
 

The Audubon Society’s annual photography awards have been announced. Judges selected the winners from more than 9,000 entries submitted by more than 2,400 photographers and videographers. Check out the Top 100 images from this year's awards. And if you have a penchant for bird photography, or are interested in getting your feet wet, read advice from past contest winners on how to become a better bird photographer. You never know, next year you could see your image in the Audubon Photography Awards exhibit—perhaps even in person.

 

 
 
SEDAC  
 

SEDAC (Smart Energy Design Assistance Center) is offering webinars about new technologies and strategies to save energy and improve operations for water and wastewater plants. The webinars include Control Strategies for Aeration Equipment, which will address a variety of aeration control technologies, such as VFDs, timeclocks, and chemical probes, and when each is appropriate for various strategies and how to best tune equipment to your process needs. The webinar presenters will dig into the affinity laws for centrifugal blowers and how system and blower design impacts potential energy savings, and discuss positive displacement blower systems and how VFDs interact differently than in centrifugal systems. Finally, the webinar will cover a variety of considerations around nutrient removal as it relates to controlling aeration.

For Activated Sludge Plants: January 11 from 11am - Noon – Register here!

For Lagoon Systems: January 25 from 11am - Noon – Register here!

 

 
 
  LGE Webinar Series
 

Illinois Extension’s Local Government Education program produced 58 webinars in the past year. Visit Illinois Extension’s Local Government Education archives to see topics such as community-driven broadband development, transitioning coal communities, assessing your communities housing needs, integrating equity practices into your organization, community planning and development, and much more. If you have ideas for issues that you would like to see covered, send us a note!

 

 
 

December 17 - Illinois Office of Broadband: Application Processes, Planning, and Preparation (Pt 5)

February 23 - Annual meeting of the Rural Partners membership at the Annual Rural Community Economic Development Conference - Springfield, IL

 

 
 
 
 
 

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