Downs (Illinois, United States)

Type: City
Name: Downs (Illinois, United States)
Country: United States
population: 755
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 2 reports

Opponents: Oil well near Downs a threat to health, farmland

BLOOMINGTON — Opponents of a proposed oil well near Downs say drilling for gas and oil would harm farmland and pose health and safety risks for residents.“The oil industry, is just that, an industry and not a farm,” said Bloomington resident William Rau, ... [Published Pantagraph.com - 12 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Applicant for medical pot dispensary in Peoria addresses concerns

PEORIA — Adam Downs has epilepsy. So does his teenage daughter. He said he isn’t afraid or ashamed to say medical marijuana might ease their pain. “I can tell you having a seizure is probably the most horrific experience I’ve had in my life,” Downs said ... [Published PJStar.com - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 3 reports

McLean still fighting for cultivation center

With the battle of legalization of marijuana becoming less of an issue, companies in Illinois are considering investing in a pot farm.According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act was ... [Published Daily Vidette - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 12 2014 - Updated Oct 12 2014 - 1 reports

Illinois 52nd House District candidates focus on taxes, pension reform

CRYSTAL LAKE – Voters in the Illinois 52nd House District will choose either Republican incumbent David McSweeney or Democratic challenger Robert Downs to represent them for the next two years.McSweeney, a Barrington Hills investment specialist, is seeking ... [Published Northwest Herald - Oct 12 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Protesters question safety of drilling in Downs

Central Illinois residents are protesting proposed plans for oil drilling near a sand and gravel aquifer in rural Downs.Click to Continue » ... [Published Fort Mills Times - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

More testimony expected on oil well near Downs

BLOOMINGTON — More testimony on a proposed oil well near Downs will be heard by the McLean County Zoning Board of Appeals before a special- use permit for the project will be considered.Minard Run Oil Co. of Bradford, Pa., is hoping to obtain the permit ... [Published Pantagraph.com - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

County should prohibit drilling, fracking

It is frightening to learn that a Pennsylvania oil company wants to drill, baby, drill in Downs Township. In 2013, Minard Run Oil Co. acquired more than 400 natural gas wells; 56,130 acres of oil and gas leasehold rights; and approximately 195 miles of ... [Published Pantagraph.com - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 1 reports

Rauner touts former Indiana governor as role model

SPRINGFIELD – To hear Bruce Rauner say it, even he's not his top choice for governor.Frustrated with Illinois' sluggish recovery from the Great Recession and angry over the policies of a state government dominated by Democrats, the Republican businessman ... [Published Herald & Review - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

New site sought after for growing marijuana

After being denied by the McLean County Board last week for a marijuana cultivation center in Downs, Tim Jones is now looking at a different place in the same area.Jones is now asking the Downs Zoning Board of Appeals for a rezoning of land on the south ... [Published Daily Vidette - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Candidates for 64th District state representative discuss issues at MCC

CRYSTAL LAKE – Jobs and the state's massive unfunded pension liability loomed large over a state representative candidate forum Tuesday evening.The current state representative for the 64th District, Rep. Barbara Wheeler, R-Crystal Lake, and challenger ... [Published Northwest Herald - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Downs-area oil well would be first in state for Pa. company

DOWNS — A proposed oil field near Downs would be the first in Illinois for a Pennsylvania company."We've been in and out of Illinois for three to four years, but don't have any wells currently," said Fred Fesenmyer, president and chief executive officer ... [Published Pantagraph.com - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Pa. company eyeing Downs for possible oil well field

DOWNS — A Bradford, Pa., company is seeking a special use permit from McLean County to drill for oil and gas on a 274-acre parcel near Downs.In a letter to the McLean County Department of Building and Zoning, Minard Run Oil Company said the land just ... [Published Pantagraph.com - Sep 18 2014]

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"I am taking on the risk of having safe water and the loss of property values. Of course your property values are going to drop if there is an oil well drilling industry next to you.”"
"We've even had clients that possessed cannabis lawfully in one state be charged in another state" said Bukalski, of Bloomington
"But what if something happens and you didn't properly cement it and you damaged the aquifer?" Perschall pressed

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Opponents: Oil well near Downs a threat to heal... [Published Pantagraph.com - 12 hours ago]
Water safety key to Downs oil well discussion [Published Pantagraph.com - Oct 22 2014]
Applicant for medical pot dispensary in Peoria ... [Published PJStar.com - Oct 22 2014]
McLean still fighting for cultivation center [Published Daily Vidette - Oct 20 2014]
Medical marijuana can be a legal pain [Published Herald & Review - Oct 19 2014]
Medical marijuana law has legal wrinkles [Published Pantagraph.com - Oct 19 2014]
Illinois 52nd House District candidates focus o... [Published Northwest Herald - Oct 12 2014]
Protesters question safety of drilling in Downs [Published Fort Mills Times - Oct 09 2014]
Protesters question oil-drilling executive in B... [Published News Gazette - Oct 09 2014]
More testimony expected on oil well near Downs [Published Pantagraph.com - Oct 08 2014]
County should prohibit drilling, fracking [Published Pantagraph.com - Oct 07 2014]
Rauner touts former Indiana governor as role model [Published Herald & Review - Oct 05 2014]
Real estate transactions, Sept. 28, 2014 [Published Quad-Cities Online - Sep 27 2014]
New site sought after for growing marijuana [Published Daily Vidette - Sep 25 2014]
Former Wheaton resident helps organize comedy f... [Published MySuburbanLife.com - Sep 25 2014]
Candidates for 64th District state representati... [Published Northwest Herald - Sep 24 2014]
Track records set and tied at Scioto Downs [Published Harnesslink - Sep 21 2014]
Leaders weigh in on marijuana [Published Daily Leader - Sep 19 2014]
Recent obscurity prompts Knights to make Tootsi... [Published MySuburbanLife.com - Sep 19 2014]
Downs-area oil well would be first in state for... [Published Pantagraph.com - Sep 19 2014]
Simon family reunion includes renewing wedding ... [Published West Branch Times - Sep 19 2014]
Pa. company eyeing Downs for possible oil well ... [Published Pantagraph.com - Sep 18 2014]
Marijuana cultivation center rejected by County... [Published Daily Vidette - Sep 18 2014]
Kickapoo Drilling Holds Geothermal Training for... [Published National Driller - Sep 16 2014]
Urge Venues to Drop The Great Bull Run [Published PETA - Mar 31 2014]
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