Rosalyn Pedraza, center, a resident of Chicago's Southeast Side and volunteer with the Enviromental Justice Alliance, speaks during a rally in July at the Thompson Center in Chicago protesting a coal gasification plant proposed for Chicago's East Side.
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 …
Marguerite Jacobs, center, of Chicago's Altgeld Gardens neighborhood, protest a proposed coal gasification plant on Chicago's East Side during a rally Tuesday at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago.
Robert Garcia, right, protests a proposed coal gasification plant while surrounded by a handful of supporters of the plant, left, during a rally Tuesday at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago.
Rosalyn Pedraza, center, a resident of Chicago's Southeast Side and volunteer with the Enviromental Justice Alliance, speaks during a rally Tuesday at the Thompson Center in Chicago protesting a proposed coal gasification plant proposed for Chicago's East Side.
The Southeast Lions hosted a hearing van recently at the Villa Guadalupe Homes in the South Chicago neighborhood. From left are Lions Foundation hearing specialist Joe Krenkel and Southeast Lions Andy Di Santo and Gil Medina.
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.
The Southeast Lions offered free hearing screenings recently in South Chicago. Pictured, from left, are Joe Gonzalez, Andy DiSanto, Gilbert Medina and Patricia Fisher, all Southeast Lions. Rosemary and George Petrich also participated. George Petrich is a member of the Hegewisch Lions.
CHICAGO | The Southeast Lions recently hosted the Illinois Lions Foundation hearing van in front of Villa Guadalupe, 3201 E. 91st St., acorss the street from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in the South Chicago neighborhood.
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.
CHICAGO | During the holiday season, the Southeast Lions Club provide meals for Ada S. McKinley neighborhood house at 2647 E. 88th St.
CHICAGO | A public meeting will be held today to discuss a land deal that would allow the Chicago Police Department to build a firearms shooting range on the Southeast Side.
This black and white photograph by Gary Cialdella of a dormant blast furnace is one of the artworks on display at Substation No. 9 in Hammond through Nov. 12.
"Electric" by Mary King is an example of her artwork on display in Hammond.
HAMMOND | South Shore Arts presents Beautiful Industry: Paintings & Photographs by Mary King and Gary Cialdella.
CHICAGO | A South Chicago neighborhood labor group filed complaints Monday with the Illinois Department of Labor, claiming a cleaning products manufacturer is trying to improperly terminate 10 longtime workers.
CHICAGO | The Southeast and East Side Lions enjoyed a picnic with the American Legion Illiana Post recently.
Southeast Lions Paul Swallwell, left, and Andy Di Santo and East Side Lion John Clarke, seated, before the raffle drawing at the American Legion Illiana Post picnic in August
Tracking history: This photo is the rail yard at the south end of U.S. Steel South Works in the 1920s.
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