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Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Air Quality Action Day declared throughout region

Environmental agencies in Indiana and Illinois are warning of poor air quality due to high ozone levels expected throughout the region Monday.

July 21, 2014 6:51 am

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

Sauk Village seeks $5.3M loan to improve water quality

SAUK VILLAGE | Village officials want to enter into an agreement with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to obtain a low interest $5.3 million loan for improvements to the village's two water treatment plants.

April 03, 2013 12:31 pm

IEPA: Sauk Village water rumors 'unfounded'

SAUK VILLAGE | Rumors that the well water in Sauk Village is unsafe are "unfounded," according to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

September 11, 2012 6:15 pm

Sauk Village raises water rates

SAUK VILLAGE | On the same day the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency cleared the village well water for use, the Village Board hiked water rates for residents.

August 15, 2012 12:40 pm

IEPA: Vinyl cholride no longer detected in Sauk Village water

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that sampling results done on well water in Sauk Village confirm that vinyl chloride is no longer detected in the public drinking water, according to a news release.

August 14, 2012 2:00 pm

Air Quality Action Day issued for Wednesday due to high ozone forecast

Environmental agencies in Illinois and Indiana are warning of high ozone levels Wednesday that could cause health problems for children, the elderly and those with respiratory difficulties.

August 14, 2012 1:33 pm

Air Quailty Action Day extended to Friday

Environmental agencies in Illinois and Indiana are warning of high ozone levels again Friday, with potential of health problems for children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems.

August 02, 2012 12:30 pm

Emotions flow as Sauk Village residents line up for bottled water

SAUK VILLAGE | Emotions ran the gamut for residents lined up Sunday morning for water distribution in Sauk Village.

July 23, 2012 11:30 am
MARK KIESLING: It's not Mexico, but don't drink the water anyway

MARK KIESLING: It's not Mexico, but don't drink the water anyway

There are apparently a number of ways to look at the water crisis in Sauk Village.

July 22, 2012 12:00 am
Sauk Village well water still safe – for now

Sauk Village well water still safe – for now

SAUK VILLAGE | Sauk Village resident Mark Brown held up a glass jar full of thick, brownish liquid that looked like twice-cooked coffee.

July 19, 2012 9:15 pm Related

Illinois AG's office gives Sauk Village deadline

SAUK VILLAGE | Local officials have until Thursday to submit a plan that complies with three points stressed by the state attorney general's office in a meeting Tuesday with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Sauk Village board.

July 18, 2012 3:30 pm

Sauk Village board to meet with IEPA, attorney general

SAUK VILLAGE | The Sauk Village board recessed a special meeting to address the village's water this afternoon.

July 17, 2012 3:30 pm

Landfill critics to seek injunction to stop Land and Lakes de-annexation

CHICAGO | Environmental activists and some local officials were upset Saturday with a Cook County judge’s ruling in favor of a disposal company that wants to expand use of a landfill at the far southern edge of the city.

May 26, 2012 10:00 pm

Sauk Village begins Lake Michigan hook-up process

SAUK VILLAGE | Sauk Village administrators are following up on the voters' decision to tap into Lake Michigan water.

March 27, 2012 7:00 pm

Chicago area under air pollution alert

An Air Pollution Action Day was issued for the Chicago Metropolitan area for Monday, indicating unhealthy conditions for sensitive groups.

August 01, 2011 11:30 am

Debate over water boils over

SAUK VILLAGE | A motion related to the issue of bringing Lake Michigan water to the village resulted in a heated argument Tuesday among local officials.

March 24, 2011 12:00 am

Cullerton takes aim at hundreds of Blagojevich holdovers

SPRINGFIELD | A slew of top state officials could be ousted under a proposal floated by Senate President John Cullerton.

November 20, 2010 12:00 am
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