Chicago - Southeast Side
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.
Pictured on the morning of Aug. 18 at the rest stop at Wolf Lake are volunteers and cyclist taking part in the Dunes to Downtown bike ride. Front row are Cub Scouts of Pack 773, from left, Jacob Kusar, Eli Ford, Christian Garcia, David Daniel Garza and Noah Mann. Back row are Linda Ruxton, o…
Jacob Kusar, Nathaniel Huerta, Nicolas Gomez, Jamie Avila, Lisa Sowa-Downs, Cub Scout Pack 773 Committee Chairwoman, and Daniel Huerta get ready for the cyclists stopping in for fueling at Wolf Lake in Chicago this past weekend.
CHICAGO | The Southeast Lions participated in the fourth annual car, truck and bike show sponsored by Southeast Lion Patty Fisher, owner of Knowledge Hook-UP computer school.
Southeast Lions, from left, Margarita Carillo, Patty Fisher, Andy Di Santo and Joe Gonzalez at the car, truck and bike show on Aug. 11 on the Southeast Side.
Cub Scouts assisted with the luminaria candle service at the Southeast Side Relay for Life at Wolf Lake, remembering those lives lost to cancer and honoring those battling the disease.
Cub Scouts of Pack 773 prepare to serve as color guard for the opening ceremony at the Southeast Side Relay for Life at Wolf Lake. Front row Alex Williams, Elijah Bermejo, Jacob Garcia, and Nicolas Gomez. Back row is Liam Bermejo with the American flag, Jacob Kusar, Daniel Huerta, Nathaniel …
CHICAGO | For the second year in a row Cub Scouts of Pack 773 recently returned to Wolf Lake for the Southeast Side Relay for Life to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
SPRINGFIELD | A former Illinois lawmaker pleaded guilty Wednesday to culling nearly $30,000 in money from a scholarship fund for personal and political use.
Former Rep. Constance Howard, D-Chicago
CHICAGO | The Forest Preserves of Cook County will be hosting a series of community open houses in late July to showcase improvements suggested for key sites in the recently released Recreation Master Plan and the 2013–2017 Capital Improvement Plan.
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