Mayor Lori Lightfoot Confident Her Air Pollution Plan Will Pass City Council, Despite DelayThe mayor's proposal would require industrial developers to clear additional regulatory hurdles before opening facilities near residential neighborhoods.
Illinois Attorney General, DuPage County Prosecutor Sue Sterigenics Over Carcinogenic EmissionsAt least three other lawsuits have been filed against Sterigenics. Cancer survivor Susan Kamuda sued the company in September.
Third Lawsuit Filed Against Willowbrook Facility Linked To Carcinogenic EmissionsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will publicly share information about tests at a Willowbrook company, suspected of causing cancer and other health issues for people living in close proximity. The news comes after a third lawsuit was announced against Sterigenics on Thursday.
Willowbrook Cancer Concerns Grow Following Report Of Carcinogenic EmissionsThere are serious health concerns in suburban Willowbrook following a new federal report revealing the emissions released by a medical device sterilization company could be harmful.
Study: Illinois Community Faces High Cancer RisksA new federal study shows people living near a contract sterilization company in a western Chicago suburb face some the country's highest cancer risks from toxic air pollution.
EPA Reverses Pruitt-Era Rule On Diesel EmissionsThe Environmental Protection Agency will now enforce an Obama-era rule that limits diesel truck emissions, reversing one of the final decisions made under former agency chief Scott Pruitt.
Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury LimitsThe Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.
Chicago Again Gets An F From Lung Association For Poor Air QualityThe Chicago metropolitan area ranked 14th worst in the nation for 24-hour particle pollution – also known as soot – and 20th worst for high ozone levels – also known as smog – and annual particle pollution, according to the Lung Association.
City Council Committee OKs Lead Pollution OrdinanceImagine sending your kids to school every day not knowing if the air they're breathing could harm them. That's what parents of students at Perez Elementary School in Pilsen have been struggling with.
Counties Ranked For Ozone, Particle PollutionThere is good news and bad news in the American Lung Association's annual State of the Air report card.
Pilsen Activists Claim Victory Against PolluterAfter years of complaints about pollution from a smelting plant just blocks from a Pilsen school, community activists may get some satisfaction.
High Levels Of Toxic Lead Found Near Elementary SchoolResidents in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood complained for years about metallic-tasting smoke rolling down their narrow streets but had little evidence it was harmful.
Metra To Start Sampling Air TuesdayAir sampling gets under way in earnest Tuesday in an attempt to determine what--if anything--Metra can do to trim emissions of potentially harmful diesel soot,
Metra Vows To Fix Diesel Engine PollutionMetra is looking for immediate remedies to the problem of pollution from diesel locomotives, particularly those idling in Chicago's Union and Ogilvie stations.
Metra To Meet On High Soot LevelsThe commuter rail agency takes issue with findings of air quality tests at its two busiest downtown terminals, and aboard trains leaving them.