Chicago - Southeast Side
John Pastrik, of Trees R Beautiful, points out a white pine tree to the hikers during their winter walk. The Cub Scouts had the challenge of learning to identify six trees only by their bark.
Scouts stop for a photo at a cottonwood tree that beavers felled. Pictured from left are David-Daniel Garza; Tom Shepherd, of the Southeast Environmental Task Force; David Meduga, Benjamin Gaeta, Gio Trejo, Nicolas Gomez, Benny Gomez and Miguel Trejo.
CHICAGO | Cub Scout Pack 773, of the East Side, took advantage of the nice Sunday afternoon weather to enjoy nature at William W. Powers State Recreation Area, 12949 S. Avenue O, on the Southeast Side.
CHICAGO | Chicago health officials say huge mounds of petroleum coke along the Calumet River must be enclosed within two years to ease health and environmental concerns.
CHICAGO | Three Illinois congressmen have signed a letter asking for a federal investigation into the handling and potential health effects of petroleum coke.
CHICAGO | Same-gender couples from the Southeast Side, surrounding suburbs and Northwest Indiana were among the 258 couples who were issued marriage licenses during the first week the Cook County clerk’s office could issue them.
CHICAGO | Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie have worked together on new legislation regarding petroleum coke.
CHICAGO | Chicago officials said Monday they want to ban any new facilities that handle petroleum coke or coal and prevent existing terminals from expanding.
SPRINGFIELD | New emergency rules involving the storage of petroleum coke could go into effect as soon as next week, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency said.
CHICAGO | The city's Streets and Sanitation crews have been busy clearing roadways on the Southeast Side as Chicago Public Schools officials announce on Twitter they will reopen schools today.
CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched a new offensive against petroleum coke that's been piling up on the city's far southeast side.
CHICAGO | The images are startling. Billowing black clouds darken the daytime sky as wind-driven grit pelts homes and cars and forces bewildered residents to take cover.
Pictured is the front page of The Times from Feb. 17, 1990 about the Lake Calumet Airport plan Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley had proposed only days before. The third Chicago airport would have affected residents in Burnham, Calumet City and parts of the Southeast Side.
The Lake Calumet Airport is still "dead, dead, dead," but it enjoyed a brief, meteoric rise and fall during the long, continuing battle over construction of a third Chicago area airport.
CHICAGO | The Illinois attorney general and city of Chicago have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop a Hammond company from storing petroleum coke along the Calumet River.
CHICAGO | Environmental activists from the East Side and surrounding neighborhoods are working to make the public aware of the potential health hazards from mounds of petroleum coke stored openly along the Calumet River.
CHICAGO | Attorney General Lisa Madigan is suing a Chicago company for alleged air pollution violations involving piles of petroleum coke and coal.
CHICAGO | On Oct. 24, the Southeast Lions hosted a Las Vegas raffle, with proceeds going to fund services the Lions Club provides.
Pictured at the Southeast Lions Las Vegas raffle are from left, Gil Garcia, Joe Schvetter, Victor Ramos, Aurora Castellano, Andy Di Santo, Lillian Gomez, Irene Hurley, Miguel Alvarado, Paul Swalwell, Margarita Carrillo (seated) and Joe Gonzalez.
CHICAGO | Several community interest groups came together Aug. 17 and 18 to help a good cause.
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