Chicago Aldermen Back 100-Year Deal To Supply Lake Michigan Drinking Water To JolietIn late January, the Joliet City Council approved a plan to build a 31-mile pipeline connecting to Chicago's drinking water supply from Lake Michigan, as well as upgrades to the Southwest Pumping Station next to Durkin Park in the Scottsdale neighborhood.
Joliet Chooses Chicago Over Hammond To Supply Drinking Water From Lake MichiganJoliet's existing water source is expected to dry up by 2030.
Chicago Competing With Hammond To Supply Joliet With Drinking Water From Lake MichiganWith the aquifer that supplies Joliet’s drinking water expected to dry up by 2030, the suburb is in talks with both the city of Chicago and the city of Hammond to provide water from Lake Michigan.
Nine Hammond Schools Have Elevated Lead Levels In Drinking WaterSchool City of Hammond officials said nine of the district’s 25 school buildings are affected, but they have not said which specific schools have elevated levels of lead in the water.
State Could Require Lead Testing At All Illinois Schools, DaycaresEnvironmental activists and others said they have reached a compromise on a statewide requirement to test for lead in drinking water at schools and daycare centers.
CPS Turns Off Water At Tanner Elementary School, Citing Concerns About High Lead LevelsThe announcement came Friday as CPS announced plans to test lead levels district wide.
City To Begin Testing For Lead In Drinking Water At Schools, HomesUnder a new program announced by the city, Chicago residents can all 311 to request a free water quality test at their home. The Chicago Public Schools also have begun testing for lead in drinking water at 28 schools this week.
Sauk Village Must Continue Temporary Fix For Drinking Water SupplyA court order entered Wednesday requires south suburban Sauk Village to continue to use temporary air-stripping units to remove vinyl chloride from the public water supply.
'Clean' Water In Sauk Village Brings Higher Bills, But Many Still Won't Drink ItA twist in Sauk Village’s water saga – officials have said the water supply is safe, but some residents still aren’t drinking it, even though they’re paying a lot more for it now.
Sauk Village Water Supply No Longer ContaminatedResidents of Sauk Village can stop drinking bottled water, after the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced the chemical vinyl chloride is no longer being detected in the village’s drinking water supply.
Costly Temporary Fix To Sauk Village Water Woes BeginsCBS 2 has learned the temporary fix to the tainted water system in Sauk Village might cost far more than anybody thought before it’s finished.
Sauk Village Water Woes A Reminder Of Crestwood Water ScandalSauk Village's recent woes over contaminated drinking water have served as a reminder of similar problems another Chicago suburb faced five years ago, when residents discovered their drinking water had been contaminated for years.
Sauk Village Ordered To Continue Providing Bottled WaterA court order issued Friday requires south suburban Sauk Village to continue supplying bottled water to residents who request it, according to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office.
State Stepping In To Clean Sauk Village Water, But Residents Still FrustratedThe Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has stepped in to help Sauk Village officials find a way to clean their town’s contaminated water supply.
In Reversal, Sauk Village Now Says Water Is Safe To DrinkEarlier this week, residents had been told that cancer-causing vinyl chloride made the water unsafe. Business owners were told to use alternative sources of water.