Digital Access

Digital Access
Access daily-chronicle.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more!

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
State

Emerald ash borer found in central Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Agriculture says the destructive emerald ash borer has been found in two central Illinois counties.

State officials announced Friday that arborists confirmed the beetle in Peoria and Tazewell counties.

In Peoria County, they were found near Dunlap and Peoria. In Tazewell County, state officials found them in Minier using surveillance traps.

Agriculture officials say it was a "significant" find because the beetles were outside the boundaries of the state quarantine set up to prevent the spread. The Illinois quarantine includes 49 counties.

The emerald ash borer is a metallic-green beetle. Its larvae tunnel into ash tree bark. That causes the trees to starve and eventually die.

Loading more