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Coal-Fired Power Plant

Little Village Mother Wins Environmental Prize

A Chicago mother from the Southwest Side is being honored today with the Goldman Environmental Prize for North America for her fight to clean-up the air in and around the Little Village neighborhood.

04/15/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Unveils Plans To Redevelop Sites Of Coal Plants, Old Asphalt Factory

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Saturday unveiled plans to redevelop three old industrial sites on the Southwest Side – including the two infamous coal plants that closed last month.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

Dan Dore (left) and Larry Murillo are longtime employees of the Fisk and Crawford plants, which are closing in a few weeks. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

End Of Era: Chicago Coal Plants Shutting Down

An era is ending in Chicago: The last two coal-fired generating plants are in the process of shutting down over the next few weeks.

08/27/2012

Fisk Power Plant

Chicago’s Last 2 Coal Plants To Shut Down Early

Chicago’s last coal-fired power plants will close earlier than expected.

05/02/2012

Coal-Fired Power Plant

Greenpeace Activists Arrested After Climbing Down Pilsen Smokestack

Eight protesters who spent more than 24 hours on a perch on a power plant smokestack on the city’s Near West Side were arrested as soon as they came down Wednesday morning in bad weather.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2011