CHICAGO | A longtime suburban Chicago water official pleaded guilty Thursday to lying about drawing drinking water from a tainted well — the first conviction in a scandal that left Crestwood residents fearing for their health.
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.
SAUK VILLAGE | Village officials will conduct a hearing Tuesday to give local residents a chance to ask questions about an agreement the village intends to enter into with state government concerning the quality of the local water supply from village wells.
SAUK VILLAGE | The village of Sauk Village has come to an agreement with the Illinois attorney general’s office regarding equipment to provide safe drinking water to village residents.
LYNWOOD | State Sen. Donne Trotter, D-Chicago, called the water quality in Sauk Village the equivalent of a “Third World country,” and said he thinks the federal government ought to be helping Illinois and the village resolve the problem.
Sauk Village Fire Department Engineer Doug Luther helps distribute bottled water to Sauk Village residents in July. Residents were allowed three bottled water containers per day for personal consumption.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Mayor David Gonzalez said Monday the city likely will raise water rates next month both to provide funds for infrastructure work and to provide sufficient funds in case the courts decide the proposed water rate increase by Hammond is just.
GLENWOOD | The village will sue Chicago Heights over a contract language dispute regarding ownership of the water line through which both municipalities receive water from Hammond.
GLENWOOD | A special Village Board meeting has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday to address Glenwood's water supply situation.
SAUK VILLAGE | Rumors that the well water in Sauk Village is unsafe are "unfounded," according to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
SAUK VILLAGE | More details have become available on the Sauk Village water treatment plan.
SAUK VILLAGE | Village Manager Henrietta Turner confirmed the village submitted a water treatment plan to the Illinois attorney general's office Friday.
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.
SAUK VILLAGE | Sauk Village will continue to dispense free bottled water to residents until they receive official word from the Illinois attorney general's office, Village Clerk Debbie Williams said Thursday.
SAUK VILLAGE | Air stripping devices were installed this week at the two wells used by the south suburb for its water supply, but state officials say that local residents should continue to use bottled water for the time being.
SAUK VILLAGE | Temporary air strippers meant to help remove vinyl chloride from well water in this south suburb were installed Tuesday, village officials said.
Sauk Village resident Regina McGee carries her daily ration of three bottles of water out of the Ed Paesel Community Center behind Village Hall on Tuesday.
Sauk Village Fire Department Engineer Doug Luther helps distribute bottled water Tuesday to Sauk Village residents. Residents can have three bottled water containers per day for personal consumption.
SAUK VILLAGE | On July 24, based on a directive from Gov. Pat Quinn, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency took over the installation of portable air strippers on contaminated wells in Sauk Village.
SAUK VILLAGE | A Joliet attorney said Monday he is seeking Sauk Village residents to join a class action lawsuit contending the exposure of local residents to water tainted with vinyl chloride amounts to civil battery and trespass.
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