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Bus Tour Promoting Action On Climate Change Stops In Chicago

The bus stopped at 63rd and Dorchester at the Apostolic Church of God for the Chicago stop of the “I Will Act on Climate” national bus tour drumming up support for the Obama administration’s climate change agenda.

08/03/2013

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Hearing On Controversial EPA Plan To Reduce Car Pollution Being Held In Chicago

The Obama Administration is holding a second and final public hearing today in Chicago on its controversial plan to sharply cut air pollution from cars, starting in 2017.

04/29/2013

S.S. Badger (Supplied to CBS)

Durbin Calls For Tougher Controls For Polluting Ferry

A coalition of environmentalists joined Senator Dick Durbin on the shoreline where he called the ferry SS Badger the filthiest ship on Lake Michigan. The coalition wants want tougher environmental controls over its emissions.

04/08/2013

Alan Baker (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Police: Janitor Stole Laptop, Called Tech Support For Help

Alan Baker, 35, of the 13000 block of South Houston Avenue, was on a temporary assignment at the EPA office at the time a laptop and two smartphones were stolen in December.

03/28/2013

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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.

12/26/2012

Whiting Refinery

BP Settles With Environmental Groups Over Whiting, Ind., Refinery

Plaintiffs who sued BP over its refinery in Whiting, Ind., say a $400 million settlement will improve the health of people who live near the plant.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2012

Des Plaines River Flooding

EPA Claims Untreated Sewage Water Dumped In City Waterways

The federal and state Environment Protection agencies filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday claiming that the city’s Metropolitan Water Reclamation District discharged untreated sewage into waterways in the Chicagoland area.

12/14/2011

Smokestacks

Report: Air Quality Getting Slightly Worse In Illinois

You might be inclined to hold your breath upon hearing this news – air quality in Illinois is getting a little worse.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

S.S. Badger

Fight Pits Pollution Foes Against Fans Of Historic Steamship

The owners of the only remaining coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes call it an historical asset, but critics say it’s a major polluter.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

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

A worker controls a cement mixer producing the concrete.  (Photo credit: JOCHEN LUEBKE/AFP/Getty Images)

Ozinga Could Build New Plant On Southeast Side

Ready-mix concrete company Ozinga Bros. is considering building a cement plant on the Southeast Side, but it also has been wooed by Indiana officials to locate the plant in that state.

06/29/2011

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Early EPA Study Finds Lead Levels Too High In Pilsen

A two-mile by two-mile section of the city that includes Pilsen does not meet the nation’s air quality standard for lead, according to a preliminary determination released Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

WBBM Newsradio–06/15/2011

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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High Levels Of Toxic Lead Found Near Elementary School

Residents in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood complained for years about metallic-tasting smoke rolling down their narrow streets but had little evidence it was harmful.

WBBM Newsradio–03/31/2011

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EPA Orders Cleanup Of Oil Spill In South Suburb

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced an order setting deadlines for completion of cleanup and restoration work where an oil pipeline spill was discovered Tuesday near south suburban Lockport.

12/18/2010

Romeoville Oil Spill

EPA Monitoring Cleanup Of Suburban Oil Leak

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is monitoring the cleanup of the oil leak from an underground pipe in southwest suburban Romeoville and Lockport.

12/14/2010