Water Contamination

Feds Seek Prison Time For Contaminated Crestwood Water CaseThe 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.
Jury Deliberating In Tainted Crestwood Water TrialA 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.
Former Crestwood Official Pleads Guilty To Lying About Tainted WaterCrestwood’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.
Sauk Village Must Continue Temporary Fix For Drinking Water SupplyA 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.
'Clean' Water In Sauk Village Brings Higher Bills, But Many Still Won't Drink ItA 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.
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.
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 Stuck With Bottled Water Due To ContaminationEveryone wants to stay hydrated with the temperature expected to approach 100 degrees Tuesday, but in Sauk Village, they’re stuck with bottled water.