Illinois EPA Launches Online Community Water System ReportsThe EPA estimates that Illinois has 3.7 million water lines. Of those, about 415,000 are made of lead. About 319,000 are made of copper and potentially contain lead solder.
Jennie-O Recalls More Than 164,000 Pounds Of Ground TurkeyThe recall includes plain ground turkey and turkey with taco or Italian seasonings.
More Deaths In E. Coli Outbreak Tied To Romaine LettuceThis is the worst multistate outbreak since 2006, when contaminated spinach was linked to 238 illnesses and five deaths.
Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Kratom Supplements40 cases of the outbreak have been reported in 28 states.
EPA Begins More Thorough Tests Of Lead At East Chicago Housing ComplexInvestigators have begun examining tiny particles of dust at a northwest Indiana apartment complex contaminated with lead, to determine how widespread the problem is.
Protesters Claim CPS Ignored Lead Paint For 5 Years At Rogers Park SchoolA dozen school activists paraded outside a Chicago Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, protesting what they said has been a five-year delay in cleaning up toxic lead paint from a Rogers Park elementary school.
EPA Declares "World's Largest PCB Mess" At Waukegan Harbor CleanAfter nearly 30 years of legal wrangling and cleanup efforts, one of the most polluted sites on Lake Michigan has been declared safe.
Indiana Harbor Dredging To Resume Next MonthAn estimated 180,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment is scheduled to be removed from the Indiana Harbor and Canal starting in April.
Emanuel Announces New School For Southeast SideNew school aimed at easing overcrowding at two existing schools in East Side neighborhood, but parents worry existing schools won't get needed repairs, upgrades.
Study: Risk Of Getting Sick On Chicago River Same As Other WaterwaysA new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago has concluded that even though the Chicago River is full of wastewater, it has no greater risk of making people sick than other waterways.
Report: Same-Day Surgery Centers Pose Contamination ThreatSame-day surgery centers may offer convenience, but they also may put patients at risk for contamination.
Report: Great Lakes Beaches Most Frequently ContaminatedAn annual water quality report from the National Resources Defense Council found that Great Lakes beaches were the most frequently closed beaches in the nation because of contaminated water.
Study: Chicago Tap Water Contains Cancer-Causing MetalThere’s a new scientific study in the news that says alarming amounts of a cancer-causing metal have been found in Chicago drinking water. CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole reports.