CHICAGO - Legislation aimed at protecting water supplies has been signed by Governor Pat Quinn.
On Sunday, Quinn signed a bill into law that creates the Urban Flooding Awareness Act, which will be a working group that will evaluate research urban flooding policies. The group's report will be due in 2015.
Another bill that was signed allows law enforcement agencies to collect pharmaceuticals and other controlled substances for transport to Illinois Environmental Protection Agency-approved sites. Those substances are often flushed down the toilet, which can threaten water supplies.
Also on Sunday, officials at Chicago's Department of Water Management confirmed the city's water is safe to drink. Water supplies were tested over the weekend after officials in Ohio conducted tests revealing the presence of a toxin, possibly from algae on Lake Erie.