cleanup

Wagon Wheel

Des Plaines River Cleanup Volunteers Find Historic Wagon Wheel

You never know what you’re going to find if you volunteer to clean out your local river.

WBBM Newsradio–08/24/2012

The attendees at Lollapalooza tore things up over the weekend -- literally. (CBS)

Post-Lollapalooza Cleanup Under Way

Heavy rain plus thousands of Lollapalooza concert-goers stripped away much of the grass and left mud behind over the weekend.

08/06/2012

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Volunteers Clean North Avenue Beach As Sunbather Lounges

Volunteers picked up trash at the North Avenue Beach Wednesday, to publicize “outdoor ethics” ahead of the official opening of the Chicago beaches on Friday.

WBBM Newsradio–05/24/2012

63rd Street Beach

City To End Most Swimming Bans At Beaches, Which Open Friday

Chicago beaches open for the summer on Friday, and the Park District says this year, you can expect to see fewer days when swimming is forbidden.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2012

Chicago River

State To Pump $10 Million Into Fund To Clean Up Chicago River

The State of Illinois plans to add $10 million to a $21 million fund to disinfect sewage flowing into the Chicago River, as Chicago joins other major cities in making the most of a natural asset.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Residents Told To Stay Indoors After Derailment In Gary

Residents within a square mile of a train derailment in Gary’s Miller section were being asked Sunday to stay indoors as much as possible to allow emergency and heavy equipment workers to clean up the wreckage.

04/08/2012

Inmates Clean Animal Shelter

Animal Control Director: Facility Has Improved Dramatically

The city’s Director of Animal Care and Control says onetime problems at the sprawling facility at 27th Street and Western Avenue are well under control these days.

WBBM Newsradio–12/30/2011

The Chicago River (CBS)

EPA Approves Plan To Clean Up Chicago River

Plans are in the works to clean up the Chicago River and its connected waterways, following an order by federal authorities.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

Cleanup of submerged boats continued Friday on Chicago's lakefront.

Boat Cleanup Continues Along Lakefront

Wednesday’s storm damage to boats was still apparent Friday along the lakefront. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli talks with experts who are conducting the cleanup.

10/21/2011

Hutchinson Field

Grant Park Left A Muddy Mess After Lollapalooza

Officials at the Chicago Park District say it will take several weeks and tens of thousands of dollars to repair the damage done to Grant Park during Lollapalooza.

08/09/2011

Damage to the Fern Room at the Garfield Park Conservatory. (Credit: Garfield Park Conservatory)

Garfield Park Conservatory Seeks Donations For Glass Repair

The June 30 hailstorm that destroyed a portion of the Garfield Park Conservatory has prompted a fundraising drive to sustain the institution until insurance kicks in.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

Storm Damage In Downers Grove

Shady Contractors A Worry As Storm Cleanup Continues

As if the storm a week ago hadn’t been bad enough in itself, hard-hit Lake County is now bracing for the damage that unscrupulous contractors could do when they charge an arm and a leg to clear away the debris.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2011

A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

Work Still Remains After Mount Prospect Tornado

Clean-up crews have made a big dent in removing the downed trees, limbs and other debris left behind by last week’s tornado in northwest suburban Mt. Prospect, but work still needs to be done.

WBBM Newsradio–07/01/2011

A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

Cleanup Efforts Continue After Mount Prospect Tornado

Cleanup efforts from the tornado last week continue Monday in Mount Prospect, as the village begins debris removal.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011

Calumet City Tornado

South Suburbs Clean Up After Tornadic Storm

Neighbors are cleaning up a day after strong storms prompted a tornado warning and produced a funnel cloud south of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011

Chicago River

Report: Water Reclamation Commissioners Now Back River Cleanup

Kayaking, and even swimming safely, in the Chicago River in the future may not be such a far-fetched idea after all.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

Durbin, Kirk: It’s Time To Clean Up Chicago River

Illinois’ two U.S. senators – and some other politicians – took a water taxi tour of the Chicago River Sunday before proclaiming that it’s time to clean it up.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2011

Chicago River

Durbin, Kirk Want To Clean Up Chicago River

Both of Illinois’ U.S. senators say it’s time to take steps toward cleaning up the Chicago River.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2011

The Chicago River (CBS)

Feds: Make Chicago River Clean Enough To Swim In

The Obama administration is warning that the Chicago River is not as clean as it should be, and state environmental officials must set up tougher clean water standards.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2011

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