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Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Public Services / Environmental Quality

1021 N Grand Ave E, P.O Box 19276,
Springfield, IL 62702

(217) 782-2829

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The Illinois General Assembly was the first state legislature in the nation to adopt a comprehensive Environmental Protection Act. It was signed into law by Governor Richard Ogilvie and became effective on July 1, 1970. As a part of that act, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency was created.