Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

BGA: Rauner Pick For Environmental Post Previously Worked At Oil And Gas Pipeline CompanyA government watchdog is questioning one of Governor Rauner's picks for posts in his administration.
Mayor Orders Health Department To Draft Petcoke RegulationsAs the ordered Chicago’s public health department to draft regulations for dusty refinery waste from sites along the Calumet River, a group of protesters was taking their concerns to the head of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
South Side Families Sue Over Black Dust Piling Up From Oil RefineriesFour homeowners along the Calumet River have filed a lawsuit claiming mounting piles of “petcoke” — a byproduct of the oil refinery process — is consistently blowing black dust in and around their homes.
Environmental Group Wary Of Allowing Power Plants To Dump Hotter WaterThe Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has allowed state power generators to increase the temperature of cooling water that can be discharged into lakes and rivers, because of this summer’s heat and drought, but an environmental group says that might not be a good idea.
Sauk Village Water Supply No Longer ContaminatedResidents of Sauk Village can stop drinking bottled water, after the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced the chemical vinyl chloride is no longer being detected in the village’s drinking water supply.
This Summer Has Been One Of The Worst For Air QualityThis summer may be one of the hottest in recent memory, but it is also one of the worst for air quality.
Costly Temporary Fix To Sauk Village Water Woes BeginsCBS 2 has learned the temporary fix to the tainted water system in Sauk Village might cost far more than anybody thought before it’s finished.
Sauk Village Water Woes A Reminder Of Crestwood Water ScandalSauk Village's recent woes over contaminated drinking water have served as a reminder of similar problems another Chicago suburb faced five years ago, when residents discovered their drinking water had been contaminated for years.
Sauk Village Ordered To Continue Providing Bottled WaterA court order issued Friday requires south suburban Sauk Village to continue supplying bottled water to residents who request it, according to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office.
State Stepping In To Clean Sauk Village Water, But Residents Still FrustratedThe Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has stepped in to help Sauk Village officials find a way to clean their town’s contaminated water supply.
In Reversal, Sauk Village Now Says Water Is Safe To DrinkEarlier this week, residents had been told that cancer-causing vinyl chloride made the water unsafe. Business owners were told to use alternative sources of water.
Sauk Village Residents May Have To Stock Up On Bottled WaterThere is still no timetable for when the water in Sauk Village will be safe to drink, and some say the only solution may be to start stocking up on bottled water.
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