Illinois Pollution Control Board

Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

Quinn Plans To File Emergency Rules For “Petcoke”

The rules require storage facilities to install dust suppression systems, among other things.


Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Burke’s Daughter Appointed To $117,000 State Post

The daughter of Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke has been appointed to a state post.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

The Chicago River (CBS)

Water Reclamation District Votes To Disinfect Chicago River Sewage

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District voted to clean up the Chicago River by ending the practice of dumping partially treated sewage into the waterway, a decision environmental groups took credit for provoking.

WBBM Newsradio–06/07/2011