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Pollution board to consider Quinn's petcoke regs

Pollution board to consider Quinn's petcoke regs

Petroleum coke, or petcoke, in late October is watered down where it is stored along the Calumet River on Chicago's Southeast Side. The byproduct of oil refining has been piling up along Midwest shipping channels and sparked waves of environmental concerns.

January 23, 2014 7:13 am
Deal requires removal of Chicago's 'petcoke' piles

Deal requires removal of Chicago's 'petcoke' piles

Petroleum coke, or petcoke, in late October is watered down where it is stored along the Calumet River on Chicago's Southeast Side. The byproduct of oil refining has been piling up along Midwest shipping channels and sparked waves of environmental concerns.

December 19, 2013 7:52 am
Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Petroleum coke, or petcoke, in late October is watered down where it is stored along the Calumet River on Chicago's Southeast Side. The byproduct of oil refining has been piling up along Midwest shipping channels and sparked waves of environmental concerns. The rapid increase in petcoke pile…

November 25, 2013 4:48 pm
Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

A large mound of petroleum coke, or petcoke, is seen in the background near a residential neighborhood on Chicago's Southeast Side. The volume and size of petcoke piles has grown sharply — especially in the Midwest and has sparked new waves of environmental concerns.

November 25, 2013 4:48 pm
Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Petroleum coke, or petcoke, is stored in late October on barges on the Calumet River near the Chicago Skyway Bridge in Chicago. The grainy black byproduct of oil refining has been piling up along Midwest shipping channels and sparking a new wave of environmental concerns. The volume and size…

November 25, 2013 4:48 pm
Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Susanna Gomez, 37, puts a sock on her 5-year-old daughter, Mariah Burgos, as she talks about living near the the Calumet River and industrial sites on Chicago's Southeast Side where petroleum coke, or petcoke, is stored. Listening to the interview is Gomez's 3-year-old grandson Aerien Pachec…

November 25, 2013 4:48 pm

Judge allows closure of Tinley Park mental hospital to proceed

CHICAGO | A judge on Thursday denied a motion that could have delayed Gov. Pat Quinn's planned closure of a mental hospital in Tinley Park.

June 21, 2012 7:15 pm

Quinn doesn't favor a detention center in Crete

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn said he's not a fan of a proposed immigrant detention center in suburban Chicago.

April 02, 2012 11:35 pm

Huge strawberry harvest means low prices, profits

Folks come from all over to enjoy the Florida Strawberry Festival, where they will find shortcake eating contests, a berry queen and a strawberry production exhibit.

March 21, 2012 12:00 am

Modular homes can be a cheaper, greener alternative to traditional custom builds

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — When Jack and Gina Sheehan wanted to demolish and replace their 1952-built waterfront home in Yorktown, Va., they didn't choose the custom-built route.

December 03, 2011 12:00 am
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