Air Quality

Metra Air Quality

2 Investigators: What Passengers Are Breathing On Metra Train Cars

CBS 2′s Dave Savini launched an investigation to find out what passengers are being exposed to.

CBS 2–05/01/2014

Traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Chicago Again Gets An F From Lung Association For Poor Air Quality

The Chicago metropolitan area ranked 14th worst in the nation for 24-hour particle pollution – also known as soot – and 20th worst for high ozone levels – also known as smog – and annual particle pollution, according to the Lung Association.

04/30/2014

When officials declare an Air Quality Action Day due to high ozone levels, those who exercise vigorously outdoors are at increased risk of breathing problems, as are children, the elderly, and those with lung diseases such as asthma. (Credit: CBS)

Air Quality Alert Extended Through Wednesday

Air Quality Alert Extended Through Wednesday

08/20/2013

When officials declare an Air Quality Action Day due to high ozone levels, those who exercise vigorously outdoors are at increased risk of breathing problems, as are children, the elderly, and those with lung diseases such as asthma. (Credit: CBS)

This Summer Has Been One Of The Worst For Air Quality

This summer may be one of the hottest in recent memory, but it is also one of the worst for air quality.

WBBM Newsradio–08/03/2012

Smokestacks

Report: Air Quality Getting Slightly Worse In Illinois

You might be inclined to hold your breath upon hearing this news – air quality in Illinois is getting a little worse.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Funding To Improve Terminal Air Quality In Jeopardy

Metra is pleading with U.S. House Republicans not to eliminate federal funding that would be spent on improving the air quality at its downtown train terminals.

WBBM Newsradio–02/18/2011

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Durbin Urges Federal Review Of Metra Air Quality

Sen. Dick Durbin on Monday sent letters to the heads of several agencies asking them to review the findings of a recent investigative report which showed that Metra commuters and workers may be exposed to excessively high levels of diesel soot.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2010