Calumet River

Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

City: Calumet River Coal Storage Site To Shut Down

A company involved in legal skirmishes last year over piles of petroleum coke in Chicago has sold its facility, and a second company has been fined $50,000 for violating an order to stop handling coke and coal products, city officials said Thursday.

09/25/2014

A 57-foot tugboat capsized and sank on the Calumet River on Wednesday. The two crew members swam to safety. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

Tugboat Capsizes, Sinks On Calumet River

Shortly after 7 p.m., the crew on the 57-foot tug boat “Bonnie G. Selvick” tried to turn the boat around while headed south on the river near the 106th Street Bridge.

08/28/2014

The tugboat Kimberly Selvick ran aground on rocks near 39th Street after blowing an engine while towing two barges amid choppy conditions on Monday. (Credit: Mike Puccinelli/CBS)

Crews Working To Recover Grounded Tug Boat From Rocks

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.

05/06/2014

Southeast Side residents protesting piles of pet coke along the Calumet River. (Credit: John Waelti)

Southeast Side Residents Protest Piles Of Pet Coke

Protesters gathered on the southeast side today. Their target? Piles of refinery ash sitting along the Calumet River.

11/24/2013

Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

Mayor Orders Health Department To Draft Petcoke Regulations

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.

11/19/2013

Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

South Side Families Sue Over Black Dust Piling Up From Oil Refineries

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.

11/01/2013

The St. Marys Challenger sails on the Calumet River in Chicago. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

St. Marys Challenger Makes Possible Final Voyage To Chicago

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.

10/29/2013

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5 Rescued After Boat Runs Aground On Lake Calumet

The 36-foot boat washed onto land shortly before 4 p.m. near the mouth of the Calumet River on the lake.

10/25/2013

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1 Dead, 1 Rescued From Calumet River

Authorities rescued one person and recovered the body of another in the Calumet River near Torrence Avenue.

06/11/2013

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Police Drop Firing Range Plan Because Of Nesting Eagles

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.

03/12/2012

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Nesting Eagles Could Scuttle Plans For Police Shooting Range

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.

02/09/2012

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Water Reclamation District Approves Planned Police Shooting Range

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.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

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2 Dead In Crash On Far Southeast Side

Two people are dead after a horrible head-on collision on the city’s Southeast Side.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

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Historic Bridge Closing For Three Weeks

A historic South Side bridge will be closed for at least three weeks for “specialized” and “labor-intensive” repairs, the city announced Saturday.

07/30/2011