City: Calumet River Coal Storage Site To Shut DownA 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.
Tugboat Capsizes, Sinks On Calumet RiverShortly 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.
Crews Working To Recover Grounded Tug Boat From RocksThe 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.
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.
Mayor Orders Health Department To Draft Petcoke RegulationsAs 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.
South Side Families Sue Over Black Dust Piling Up From Oil RefineriesFour 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.
St. Marys Challenger Makes Possible Final Voyage To ChicagoThe 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.
5 Rescued After Boat Runs Aground On Lake CalumetThe 36-foot boat washed onto land shortly before 4 p.m. near the mouth of the Calumet River on the lake.
1 Dead, 1 Rescued From Calumet River Authorities rescued one person and recovered the body of another in the Calumet River near Torrence Avenue.
Police Drop Firing Range Plan Because Of Nesting EaglesThe 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.
Nesting Eagles Could Scuttle Plans For Police Shooting RangeExperts 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.
Water Reclamation District Approves Planned Police Shooting RangeThe 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.