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.
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.
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.
Little Village Residents Ask 'Why Now' For Smokestack Demolition During COVID-19 Pandemic"Why was a permit of an implosion was given during a pandemic in the first place?"
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.
Relief After Crystal Lake 'House Of Horrors' Where AJ Freund Died Is Demolished"Rest in paradise, sweet little boy."
Mayor Wants Gary Schools To Demolish Abandoned BuildingsPolice discovered a homicide victim inside one of the abandoned schools in November.
West Garfield Park Building Demolished After Collapse, Resident Says It Was An EyesoreRecords show the city inspected the building a few months ago and spotted 10 violations, including one for loose or missing bricks and washed out mortar.
Joliet Preservationists Hope Last-Ditch Effort Will Save Casseday Mansion From Demolition, But Chances Appear Slim; 'It's A Done Deal'Preservationists say the Casseday Mansion is historically significant and worth saving, but their David vs. Goliath battle might already be over.
Naperville Votes To Demolish 144-Year-Old Dilapidated HouseSusan Fitch, who lives in the neighborhood, says demolition could send the wrong message. She says the owner is benefiting by not repairing the home and selling it for new development.
Court To Hear Argument For Testing Demolition-Debris SitesState and Will County officials are protesting a decision by the Illinois Pollution Control Board that omitted groundwater checks in rules for disposing of so-called clean construction demolition debris.
Chicago Building Where Fire Killed 10 Facing DemolitionThe 10 children, ages three months to 16 years, were cousins or family friends attending a sleepover when the pre-dawn fire broke out.
Logan Square Residents Say Good Riddance To Rowdy Soccer Team NeighborsSome Logan Square residents who lost sleep this summer because of a dozen college students from Ireland renting a home are glad to see them gone.
Old Motorola Headquarters Coming Down, New Data Center To Replace ItDemolition will soon begin on a 63-year old building in Franklin Park that once served as the headquarters for the Motorola Corporation.
Cook County Demolishes 3 Jail Buildings As Inmate Population ShrinksCook County is demolishing three divisions, representing close to a half-million square feet of cell space, as the jail population has hit the lowest level in 25 years.