"Do It With A Smile On Your Face And No Money In Your Pocket": Shutdown Leaves Federal Employees Without PayOn day five of the federal government’s partial shutdown, around 420,000 essential federal employees are still working without pay and many are not at all happy about it.
List Of Communities Asking For Sterigenics To Close GrowsIn a letter, the Western Springs president asks Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for an immediate, temporary shutdown of the facility.
Group Seeks 2nd Hearing On Tainted NW Indiana Site's CleanupThe East Chicago Calumet Coalition Community Advisory Group says many residents didn't have a chance to speak at a November 29 hearing due to a time limit and the cleanup plan's complicated nature.
Sterigenics Dismisses Claims It Emits Cancer-Causing GasThe company cited a recent EPA test, which didn't detect cancer-causing ethylene oxide emissions in the air near homes, schools and parks.
New Pre-Owned Metra Locomotives Contribute to Pollution; CEO Says New Locomotives Too ExpensiveMetra says it’s adding to its aging fleet, but the previously Amtrak-owned locomotives that Metra bought this year are ranked the lowest of the low by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
$19M In Volkswagen Deal To Purchase Cleaner Transit EnginesIllinois is receiving $108 million from Volkswagen's multibillion-dollar settlement after allegations that the automaker sold 60,000 vehicles with software designed to cheat air-quality tests.
EPA: Sterigenics Tests On Ethylene Oxide May Be MisleadingWednesday, the EPA announced that the testing process for the dangerous drug is flawed and another gas can sometimes be mistaken for ethylene oxide.
'It Causes More Stress' Burnham Residents Upset With Water Rate Hike"Raise it a dollar and nobody would've complained about it. I see greed written all over it."
EPA Turns To Judge For Lead-Testing At 9 NW Indiana HomesExposure to even low levels of lead can permanently damage a child's developing brain, affecting their IQ, ability to pay attention and academic achievement.
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.
Northfield-Based Company Hit With Nearly $5M EPA PenaltyThe EPA said its agreement with Medline Industries resolves allegations the company violated federal law on nearly 1,300 occasions.
Jury Orders Monsanto To Pay $289 Million In Roundup Cancer Trial A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease.
EPA Official Pushes Back On Criticism Of Asbestos ProposalAsbestos was used in many products up through the 1970s but after being linked to health concerns and liability, many manufacturers in the U.S. dropped it out of their products. It's banned in dozens of countries, but the U.S. never banned it outright. 
New Recycling Plant Not Welcomed By Some ResidentsThe company will soon relocate to an east side neighborhood and some residents there aren't happy.
Monsanto's Weed Killer 'Roundup' Goes To TrialLawyers for a school groundskeeper dying of cancer asked a San Francisco jury on Monday to find that agribusiness giant Monsanto's widely used weed killer Roundup likely caused his disease.