On One-Year Anniversary Of Botched Smokestack Demolition, Little Village Community Leaders Call For Jobs, Better Environmental ProtectionResidents and community leaders in Little Village on Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the implosion of the Crawford coal plant.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Defends Plan For More Demolition Work At Little Village Power Plant, But Admits 'We Should Have Done A Better Job' Informing NeighborsThe mayor has delayed plans to demolish a turbine building at the old Crawford power plant, but said it "must come down" due to the danger it poses.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Delays Demolition At Crawford Power Plant After Protesters Show Up At Her HouseChicago Police were guarding Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s home in Logan Square Thursday night, after protesters took to the street in Little Village.
New Citation Issued Against Developer In Botched Smokestack DemolitionA new citation has been issued against the developer involved in a botched power plant smokestack demolition last month, which sent a blanket of dust over Little Village.
City Says Air Quality Tests Show Botched Smokestack Demolition In Little Village Caused 'No Apparent Health Risk'"We have no reason to believe the implosion emitted additional toxic materials into the surrounding community," CDPH Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.
Community Demands Answers In Wake Of Little Village Smokestack ImplosionIn Little Village on Sunday, community members marched and demanded to know the results of an air quality test after a smokestack implosion.
Activists Want Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Force Developer Out Of Little Village After Smokestack Demolition Blankets Neighborhood In DustCommunity activists and elected officials in Little Village and North Lawndale are demanding Mayor Lori Lightfoot be held accountable for the demolition gone wrong.
City Investigating After Dust Cloud Blankets Little Village Following Crawford Power Plant Smokestack Implosion"The health and safety of our residents is our top priority, which is why what happened earlier today was simply unacceptable," Mayor Lightfoot said.
Emanuel Unveils Plans To Redevelop Sites Of Coal Plants, Old Asphalt FactoryMayor Rahm Emanuel on Saturday unveiled plans to redevelop three old industrial sites on the Southwest Side – including the two infamous coal plants that closed last month.
Chicago's Last 2 Coal Plants To Shut Down EarlyChicago's last coal-fired power plants will close earlier than expected.
Report: Power Plant Owner Could Abandon lllinoisA published report says the Midwest Generation power company may leave Illinois altogether after closing two of its old coal-fired plants in Chicago.
Clean Power Advocates Protest At City HallSome Chicago aldermen are getting coal in their stockings today.