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Pet coke could be top issue in 10th Ward campaign

CHICAGO | Tenth Ward Alderman John Pope says the city's petroleum coke storage rules he supports are among "the most restrictive environmental regulations in the United States."

September 16, 2014 4:30 am

Grants to help Juvenile Court offenders

CHICAGO | Organizations throughout the city’s Southeast Side and surrounding suburbs will receive Cook County grants to support work with youths in the Juvenile Court system.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

Two more candidates get into aldermanic race

CHICAGO | A police officer and a community activist said they were gathering nominating petition signatures to try to get themselves on the ballot for 10th Ward alderman in the Feb. 24 municipal elections.

September 02, 2014 2:26 pm

KCBX: U.S. EPA analysis shows no pet coke traces

CHICAGO | The Environmental Protection Agency is conducting tests of furnace filters from the East Side and South Deering neighborhoods for pollutants in the air, and has yet to find any petroleum coke.

August 29, 2014 6:30 pm
Southeast Lion obtains Ford Motor Co. grant

Southeast Lion obtains Ford Motor Co. grant

Southeast Lion Patty Fisher, left, with Ford Motor Co. representative Tony Reinhart and an attendee at a July gathering at Fisher's Knowledge Hook-Up computer school on the Southeast Side.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
Southeast Lion obtains Ford Motor Co. grant

Southeast Lion obtains Ford Motor Co. grant

CHICAGO | Southeast Lion Patty Fisher and her Knowledge Hook-Up computer school received a $7,500 grant from the Ford Motor Co. on Aug. 5.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

'Petcoke' handler says it will consolidate terminals

CHICAGO | A company that stores giant mounds of petroleum coke on Chicago's Southeast Side says it's consolidating operations at one location.

June 10, 2014 12:25 pm

E-waste and hazardous waste collection on SE Side

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.

June 04, 2014 12:00 am

City Council OKs petcoke restrictions

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.

April 30, 2014 3:50 pm Related

Southeast Chicago residents awaiting proposed Red Line extension to 130th Street

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.

April 20, 2014 1:00 am

Activists still pushing for no petcoke in their SE Side neighborhoods

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.

April 15, 2014 3:50 pm
Southeast Lions offer appreciation for local accountant

Southeast Lions offer appreciation for local accountant

Certified public accountant Fred Fitch with his certificate of appreciation from the Southeast Lions Club.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am
Southeast Lions offer appreciation for local accountant

Southeast Lions offer appreciation for local accountant

CHICAGO | On March 10, the Southeast Lions presented a certificate of appreciation to Fred Fitch, a certified public accountant.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am
Scouts from East Side take iin winter beauty

Scouts from East Side take iin winter beauty

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.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am
Scouts from East Side take iin winter beauty

Scouts from East Side take iin winter beauty

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.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am
Scouts from East Side take iin winter beauty

Scouts from East Side take iin winter beauty

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.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Chicago regulations require enclosure of 'petcoke' piles

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.

March 13, 2014 1:18 pm

Kelly, other Ill. reps seek federal investigation into petcoke

CHICAGO | Three Illinois congressmen have signed a letter asking for a federal investigation into the handling and potential health effects of petroleum coke.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am

Cook Co. issues 258 marriage licenses to gay couples in 1st week

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.

March 04, 2014 11:55 am

Illinois AG works on petroleum coke legislation

CHICAGO | Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie have worked together on new legislation regarding petroleum coke.

February 19, 2014 9:58 am
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