After Sounding Alarm Bells For Years, Benton Harbor Residents Warned Of Elevated Lead Levels In Their Tap Water; 'Three Years Of Being Poisoned.'Just across the lake from Chicago in Benton Harbor, Michigan, about 90 miles away, residents are comparing the lead count in their water to Flint.
Lightfoot Hoping Biden Infrastructure Plan Can Help Chicago Speed Up Replacement Of Lead Service Lines“Replacing all these lines is a huge task. We all understand that. A huge task with an enormous price tag," Mayor Lightfoot said.
Chicago To Test New Ultrasonic Water Meters In 150 Homes After Earlier Program Paused Due To Lead ConcernsMayor Lori Lightfoot paused the installation of traditional water meters in homes with lead service lines last July, after tests found 22% of homes tested since 2017 had elevated lead levels in the tap water after meters were installed.
Indiana Health Officials Push Parents To Test Kids For LeadThe Environmental Protection Agency tore down the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana after high lead levels were discovered in the soil in 2016. The Indiana Department of Health says the finding has prompted more than 2,200 East Chicago residents to get blood tests, but it's not enough.
2 Investigators: Lead Exposure In Cook County Public HousingSome parents did not know about the results of lead testing in a public housing complex until CBS 2 told them.
City Seeking Volunteers To Test For Lead While Replacing Water MainsThe city of Chicago is looking for volunteers who want their water tested for lead, but for this testing, don't call the city, the city will call you.
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.
6 More Michigan Public Workers Charged In Flint Water CrisisSix current or former state employees were charged Friday with misconduct and other crimes in the Flint water crisis, bringing to nine the number of public officials facing prosecution over the lead contamination that alarmed parents across the country.
Aldermen Want Public Hearing On Lead In Water At CPSA group of Chicago aldermen has called for a public hearing to learn more about what’s being done to prevent Chicago Public Schools students from drinking water that might have been contaminated with lead.
More Chicago Homeowners Seeking Free Water Quality TestsThe lead contaminated water scandal in Flint, Michigan has prompted hundreds of Chicagoans to take advantage of a little known city service -- free water quality testing.
Lawsuit Alleges City Water Main Replacement Risked Widespread Lead PoisoningThe suit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court by a Chicago couple and their neighbor, alleges drinking tap water in Chicago is “like a game of Russian roulette.”
South Side Church Shipping Thousands Of Bottles Of Water To FlintVolunteers were loading three tractor trailers with bottled water on Wednesday, so it could be shipped to Flint, Michigan, to help residents dealing with a water crisis.
High Levels Of Toxic Lead Found Near Elementary SchoolResidents in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood complained for years about metallic-tasting smoke rolling down their narrow streets but had little evidence it was harmful.