The tugboat Kimberly Selvick was towing two barges from Montrose Harbor to the Calumet River shipyards Monday afternoon when it hit rocks near 39th Street Beach, amid windy and wavy conditions.
Protesters gathered on the southeast side today. Their target? Piles of refinery ash sitting along the Calumet River.
As the ordered Chicago’s public health department to draft regulations for dusty refinery waste from sites along the Calumet River, a group of protesters was taking their concerns to the head of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
Four homeowners along the Calumet River have filed a lawsuit claiming mounting piles of “petcoke” — a byproduct of the oil refinery process — is consistently blowing black dust in and around their homes.
The St. Marys Challenger, better known to Chicagoans of the Baby Boomer generation as the Medusa Challenger, arrived shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, loaded with powdered cement loaded in Charlevoix, Mich.
The 36-foot boat washed onto land shortly before 4 p.m. near the mouth of the Calumet River on the lake.
Authorities rescued one person and recovered the body of another in the Calumet River near Torrence Avenue.
The Chicago Police Department confirmed Monday that it was dropping plans to install an outdoor shooting range on the Far Southeast Side, following environmental concerns over the bald eagles that have been seen nesting near the site.
Experts say the city will at least have to seek a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before it can go ahead with construction.
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District has narrowly approved a controversial lease for a new Chicago Police shooting range on environmentally sensitive land on the city’s Southeast Side.
Two people are dead after a horrible head-on collision on the city’s Southeast Side.
A historic South Side bridge will be closed for at least three weeks for “specialized” and “labor-intensive” repairs, the city announced Saturday.