A dozen school activists paraded outside a Chicago Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, protesting what they said has been a five-year delay in cleaning up toxic lead paint from a Rogers Park elementary school.
After nearly 30 years of legal wrangling and cleanup efforts, one of the most polluted sites on Lake Michigan has been declared safe.
An estimated 180,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment is scheduled to be removed from the Indiana Harbor and Canal starting in April.
New school aimed at easing overcrowding at two existing schools in East Side neighborhood, but parents worry existing schools won’t get needed repairs, upgrades.
A new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago has concluded that even though the Chicago River is full of wastewater, it has no greater risk of making people sick than other waterways.
Same-day surgery centers may offer convenience, but they also may put patients at risk for contamination.
An annual water quality report from the National Resources Defense Council found that Great Lakes beaches were the most frequently closed beaches in the nation because of contaminated water.
There’s a new scientific study in the news that says alarming amounts of a cancer-causing metal have been found in Chicago drinking water. CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole reports.