Crawford Power Plant

One of the red brick office and warehouse buildings in the Central Manufacturing District in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. (Credit: Preservation Chicago)

Architecture Group Lists Most Endangered Sites In Chicago

An architectural preservation group has released its annual list of most endangered buildings in Chicago, including a pair of shuttered power plants and a turn-of-the century industrial park.

03/04/2014

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

2 SW Side Coal Plants Agree To Shut Down Early

Two controversial coal-fired power plants in Chicago reportedly are being phased out.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Fisk Power Plant

Protesters Want Mayor, City Council To Pass ‘Clean Power Ordinance’

Demonstrators sang outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Tuesday to make their case for passage of an ordinance that could force the closure of coal power plants in Chicago.

12/20/2011

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City Council Committee OKs Lead Pollution Ordinance

Imagine sending your kids to school every day not knowing if the air they’re breathing could harm them. That’s what parents of students at Perez Elementary School in Pilsen have been struggling with.

CBS 2–07/25/2011