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'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


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

Chicago officials want to ban more petcoke in city

CHICAGO | Chicago officials said Monday they want to ban any new facilities that handle petroleum coke or coal and prevent existing terminals from expanding.

February 12, 2014 4:00 pm

Illinois EPA files emergency rules for petcoke

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.

January 17, 2014 3:24 pm

Primary roads clear, trash pickup next focus

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.

January 08, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago asks residents to report petcoke problems

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.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am
Piles of 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Piles of 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

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.

November 25, 2013 7:30 pm Photos


Lake Calumet Airport

Lake Calumet Airport

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.

November 23, 2013 12:00 am
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