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Endangered dragonfly presenting problem in Lockport

Endangered dragonfly presenting problem in Lockport

A dragonfly once thought to be extinct and that's now listed as an endangered species is again causing problems for a public works project in Will County. For such a small insect, the Hine's emerald dragonfly has caused large headaches for transportation officials over the past decade, and it's now creating an obstacle for Lockport. City officials are frustrated over not being able to dig water wells to bolster the public water supply because of restrictions placed on them by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the dragonfly, which has been federally listed as endangered since 1995. "If you do things that dry up the groundwater, you will lose the natural...

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