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CHICAGO | A company that stores giant mounds of petroleum coke on Chicago's Southeast Side says it's consolidating operations at one location.
CHICAGO | An e-waste and hazardous waste collection will take place from 8:30 to 11 a.m. June 7 at The Zone, 11731 S. Avenue O.
CHICAGO | The City Council on Wednesday approved measures concerning the storage of petcoke, despite the concerns of Southeast Side residents who believe the changes do not address issues related to pollution and public health.
CHICAGO | When Peggy Salazar, of the Slag Valley neighborhood, needs to travel to downtown, her commute is longer than that of many suburban residents who live farther away.
CHICAGO | While the City Council and the Illinois General Assembly both have pending measures on how to regulate the storage of petroleum coke within the city limits, activists said Tuesday they’re still pushing the idea the substance should be banned altogether.
Certified public accountant Fred Fitch with his certificate of appreciation from the Southeast Lions Club.
CHICAGO | On March 10, the Southeast Lions presented a certificate of appreciation to Fred Fitch, a certified public accountant.
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.
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