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We will also be moving to a more digital format by publishing a Blog instead of a newsletter. We hope to be able to provide more timely information on environmental developments utilizing the Blog.

Environmental Breakfast Series – Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Update on the Suburban Cook County Solid Waste Management Plan

  With Special Guest Speakers, Jessica Schumacher, Solid Waste Coordinator Deborah Stone, Chief Sustainability Officer Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability The A&WMA Lake Michigan States Section and the Union League Club Environmental Committee are pleased to invite you to join us to hear from the Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability at the February 19, 2019 Environmental Breakfast. (more…)

Learn more about the Illinois Small Business Environmental Assistance Program

Brown bag luncheon invite!

Thursday, February 14th 2019

Noon to 1 PM

Annette Fulgenzi, Program Manager, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity


John Kim appointed as Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)

Today, Governor JB Pritzker named John Kim to serve as Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).  John is well known to the environmental community, as he currently serves as Chief Legal Counsel for the IEPA and has previously served in many senior roles at IEPA during his 25-year tenure there.


Reschedule of January 17th EPA Luncheon

Due to the government shutdown our luncheon meeting on Thursday, January 17th with USEPA Region 5 Regional Administrator, Cathy Stepp, is being rescheduled for a date to be determined in March.  Ms. Stepp has committed to working with us, as soon as the shutdown is over,  to find an agreeable date in March.  Watch your email and our website for the rescheduled date.

Trump formally nominates Wheeler to head EPA

President Trump has formally nominated Andrew Wheeler, a former energy lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in an acting capacity for six months, to serve as EPA administrator.


New WOTUS Rule Proposed

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (U.S. ACE) proposed a new definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS). The significance of this proposal is that WOTUS are the waters that these agencies regulate under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.


The A&WMA-LMSS Corporate Sponsorship Program provides your organization with the ability to stay on top of emerging environmental issues and support the professional development of your environmental professionals. As a participant in this program, your organization will receive substantial benefits and will be recognized among our membership.

Thank you to our 2018 Platinum Sponsor. Your support is much appreciated!

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While at the 2018 Annual Air Conference take a moment to check out the supporting vendors and learn how they can assist you.