7 People Shot In 5 Incidents Thursday Night On South, Southwest SidesSeven people were shot Thursday night in five different incidents on the city’s South and Southwest sides.
Protesters Object To Crawford Power Plant Demolition Plan In Little VillageResidents of Little Village on Wednesday staged a protest, objecting to Mayor Lori Lightfoot's decision to restart demolition of a power plant in their neighborhood.
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.
With Chicago's Little Village Hardest Hit By COVID-19, Residents Are Urged To Stay HomeHe attributes the high numbers to aggressive testing and a largely working-class population that has stayed on the job during the pandemic.
Illinois AG Files Suit Against Hilco After Implosion Dust Covers Little VillageParticulate matter is made up of dust, dirt, soot or smoke mixed with liquid droplets found in the air, causing aggravated asthma, decreased lung function among other respiratory problems.
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.
New COVID-19 Testing Site Opens In Little Village, Will Be Available To All Regardless Of Immigration StatusA new COVID-19 testing site has opened in Little Village, Illinois state Sen. Celina Villanueva announced Wednesday.
Lightfoot On Plant Implosion: 'Taking Vigorous Action To Hold Developer, Contractor Accountable'"While we are taking vigorous action to hold the developer and its subcontractors accountable and protect the health and safety of our local residents, we are also laying the groundwork to ensure failures like this never happen again."