Water Contamination

Crestwood Water Tower

Feds Seek Prison Time For Contaminated Crestwood Water Case

The government is asking a federal judge to give the former Crestwood police chief and a former water department operator up to 21 and 27 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in a scheme to use polluted well water in the village’s water supply for more than two decades.

10/22/2013

Crestwood Water Tower

Jury Deliberating In Tainted Crestwood Water Trial

A prosecutor told jurors before they began deliberations Friday that a one-time suburban Chicago water official lied about drawing village water from a well tainted with a cancer-causing chemical, while her attorney declared her a scapegoat of an inner circle of powerful men.

04/26/2013

Crestwood Water Tower

Former Crestwood Official Pleads Guilty To Lying About Tainted Water

Crestwood’s former certified water operator pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges that he lied to regulators about mixing water from a tainted well with the village water supply.

04/11/2013

Sauk Village

Sauk Village Must Continue Temporary Fix For Drinking Water Supply

A court order entered Wednesday requires south suburban Sauk Village to continue to use temporary air-stripping units to remove vinyl chloride from the public water supply.

03/07/2013

Sauk Village

‘Clean’ Water In Sauk Village Brings Higher Bills, But Many Still Won’t Drink It

A twist in Sauk Village’s water saga – officials have said the water supply is safe, but some residents still aren’t drinking it, even though they’re paying a lot more for it now.

CBS 2–10/03/2012

Sauk Village

Sauk Village Water Supply No Longer Contaminated

Residents 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.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

Crews haul in equipment that will be used to perform an "air stripping" of the drinking water in Sauk Village, which has been contaminated with vinyl chloride. (Credit: CBS)

Costly Temporary Fix To Sauk Village Water Woes Begins

CBS 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.

CBS 2–07/31/2012

Crestwood Water Tower

Sauk Village Water Woes A Reminder Of Crestwood Water Scandal

Sauk 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.

CBS 2–07/31/2012

Sauk Village

Sauk Village Ordered To Continue Providing Bottled Water

A 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.

07/29/2012

Sauk Village

State Stepping In To Clean Sauk Village Water, But Residents Still Frustrated

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has stepped in to help Sauk Village officials find a way to clean their town’s contaminated water supply.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Sauk Village

In Reversal, Sauk Village Now Says Water Is Safe To Drink

Earlier 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.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

Sauk Village

Sauk Village Stuck With Bottled Water Due To Contamination

Everyone wants to stay hydrated with the temperature expected to approach 100 degrees Tuesday, but in Sauk Village, they’re stuck with bottled water.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012