As 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.
With possible record-breaking heat on Tuesday, many local schools were planning to send kids home early, while others were closing altogether.
The body of a Blue Island alderman was pulled from Lake Michigan overnight, after he went missing while boating with friends in northwest Indiana.
The unidentified 50-year-old man and his friends jumped into the water for a swim near Whihala Beach in Hammond, Ind. Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Indiana has allowed people to pack heat for two years. CBS 2′s Jim Williams went there to see how it works.
Indiana state fire marshals ruled the Jan. 20 fire at a 117-year-old building at 119th and Sheridan in Whiting, Ind., was caused by ignitable liquid on the floor of the dress shop on the first floor, and have handed over the case to police.
A massive fire gutted a commercial-residential building in downtown Whiting, Ind., displacing residents from seven apartments and keeping firefighters outside in cold temperatures Sunday evening.
Union workers at the BP plant in Whiting, Ind., said Wednesday that the company has taken away something that’s been a beloved tradition for decades: the morning coffee break.
Drivers whose vehicles have been affected by bad gas from BP are threatening to take action.
BP said Thursday it has fixed the problem that forced a recall of fuel in Northwest Indiana, the Chicago area, and the Milwaukee area, but has halted sales of premium and midgrade gas in those areas.
The Indiana Attorney General has opened an investigation into BP’s handling of the bad gasoline produced at its Whiting, Ind., refinery and its dealings with motorists whose vehicles were affected.
Another torrent of complaints are expected to cascade into the petroleum giant BP – in the wake of a bad batch of gas that was sold in at least three states.
Mechanical problems could be caused by unleaded regular gasoline that came from the company’s Whiting, Ind. facility between Aug. 13 and 17.
My mom said if I don’t go outside at least five times this month she’ll ground me and I won’t be able to play any videogames. So I made a list. It’s a list of five things I want to do in July. You might like this list. Here it is.
Workers at the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind., were shocked to find two dead monkeys in a shipping crate Wednesday.
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.
Allison Buell personifies the spirit of giving. The Whiting, Ind. woman didn’t even hesitate to donate her kidney when she heard her friend’s husband needed one, CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports.