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Southeast Environmental Task Force

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

South East Side activists alerting public to potential hazards of petcoke

CHICAGO | Environmental activists from the East Side and surrounding neighborhoods are working to make the public aware of the potential health hazards from mounds of petroleum coke stored openly along the Calumet River.

November 20, 2013 2:30 pm

East Side residents angry about 'black dust'

CHICAGO | More than 50 East Side residents crammed into the Wolfe Park Field house Thursday night to voice frustration with petroleum coke apparently seeping into their homes.

October 24, 2013 10:45 pm
East Side Cub Scouts help out a good cause

East Side Cub Scouts help out a good cause

Pictured on the morning of Aug. 18 at the rest stop at Wolf Lake are volunteers and cyclist taking part in the Dunes to Downtown bike ride. Front row are Cub Scouts of Pack 773, from left, Jacob Kusar, Eli Ford, Christian Garcia, David Daniel Garza and Noah Mann. Back row are Linda Ruxton, o…

August 23, 2013 12:00 am
East Side Cub Scouts help out a good cause

East Side Cub Scouts help out a good cause

Jacob Kusar, Nathaniel Huerta, Nicolas Gomez, Jamie Avila, Lisa Sowa-Downs, Cub Scout Pack 773 Committee Chairwoman, and Daniel Huerta get ready for the cyclists stopping in for fueling at Wolf Lake in Chicago this past weekend.

August 23, 2013 12:00 am

Environmental activists get preview of possible future park

CHICAGO | More than two dozen people, including bird watchers and environmental activists, got a close-up look Monday of Lake Calumet, a preview of what could someday be a public attraction of the Southeast Side.

April 22, 2013 4:45 pm

Environmental activists want energy park instead of coal gasification plant

CHICAGO | The environmental activists who opposed development of a coal gasification plant at the one-time site of Republic Steel on the city's Southeast Side said Wednesday they support development of an “energy park” to convert existing silos along the Calumet River into a renewable clean …

October 10, 2012 9:10 pm

Lake Calumet area to benefit from federal, state conservation support

CHICAGO | Federal and Illinois officials are offering financial support to a dozen conservation projects to bolster environmental and recreation benefits to Lake Calumet and the south suburbs.

August 16, 2012 9:30 pm

Gun range opponents celebrate victory

CHICAGO | Off in a corner of the Hegewisch neighborhood offices of the Southeast Environmental Task Force sits a sign that likely will now gather dust because it is no longer needed.

March 19, 2012 9:58 pm

Activists to rally to urge Quinn to veto coal-to-gas bill

CHICAGO | Environmental and community activists will converge on the Thompson Center this morning in an effort to urge Gov. Pat Quinn to veto a bill regarding a proposed coal-to-gas plant on the city's Southeast Side.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am
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