ISGS in the News

Breaking down the science behind sinkholes

In relation to a 20-foot diameter sinkhole developed on Chicago's South Side, ISGS Geologist, Samuel Panno, talks about the science behind sinkholes that occur in urban areas.

A conversation with an ISGS geologist about the local water supply

Andrew Stumpf, Associate Quaternary Geologist at ISGS, talks about various issues pertaining to the water supply in East Central Illinois.

Merrick Utilizes LiDAR in Large Sinkhole Plain

Merrick & Company collected and processed light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data for the Illinois Sinkhole Plain within Monroe, Randolph, and St. Clair Counties in East St. Louis, IL. The data collection effort was critical in producing accurate, realistic terrain for ISGS.

Small quake strikes region

The 2.7 magnitude earthquake was centered near the county line, about 10 miles east and north of Benton, Illinois State Geological Survey engineering geologist Bob Bauer said.

Sinkholes can occur in suburbs, but less severely

In the aftermath of a sinkhole-related tragedy in Florida, ISGS Geologist, C. Pius Wiebel, and Bill Prigge, principal of Midland Standard Engineering and Testing in East Dundee talk about the likelihood of sinkholes in Illinois.

Explore the secrets of Danville's Petrified Rainforest

The public is invited to a presentation at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, in the Danville Public Library community room, where they will learn the who, what and why of the 300-million-year-old fossilized rainforest near Danville. 

US Topo - A New National Map Series, 2012 Update

The U.S. Geological Survey's Larry Moore provides an update on the US Topo effort, the Survey’s general purpose, digital, quadrangle map series. He outlines the successes thus far and the obstacles still ahead in 2013.

Illinois source rock information to be released

ISGS to release data related to source rocks and potential source rocks in Illinois on January 10, 2013. To request data, contact Joan Crockett, Associate Petroleum Geologist.

Study: Many Unknowns But Gas Could Mean Ill. Jobs

ISGS Director, Don McKay, speaks about the recent discovery of New Albany Shale in Southern Illinois.

New Geologic Data Favorable for Oil in Central Illinois

ISGS Director, Don McKay, speaks with WILL about new seismic data recovered in Southern Illinois. McKay said there is now data available from a 120 mile stretch of Western Illinois to Southwest Champaign County that could boost the economy.

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