From the Chicago Tribune:

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has approved allowing 10 Lake County communities to tap into Lake Michigan, a move welcomed by village officials who fear their wells will run dry or start coughing up contaminates.

But first the communities must figure out how to pay for the $250 million project. Under one scenario, a newly formed agency would use an existing intake facility in Zion and build pipelines that would extend to each west suburb. Residents would pay about $40 more per month to cover the costs. Read more.