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Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | If you picture the 150 members of the General Assembly as a choir, this year they sang their loudest hosannas for the business-first agenda of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

July 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related

Official pleads guilty in Ill. tainted water case

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.

April 11, 2013 7:15 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

Sauk Village residents get chance to hear about water deal with state

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.

March 29, 2013 8:55 pm

Court order keeps clean water flowing in Sauk Village

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.

March 08, 2013 12:30 pm

Trotter: Sauk Village water is 'Third World'

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.

December 31, 2012 8:45 pm
Year end stories 2012 - Illinois

Year end stories 2012 - Illinois

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.

December 30, 2012 12:00 am

Chicago Heights mayor says city will likely raise water rates

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.

November 20, 2012 5:45 pm

Glenwood to sue Chicago Heights over ownership of water line

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.

November 14, 2012 4:15 pm

Glenwood to discuss its water agreement with Chicago Heights on Tuesday

GLENWOOD | A special Village Board meeting has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday to address Glenwood's water supply situation.

November 07, 2012 6:30 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

Details on Sauk Village water plan unfold

SAUK VILLAGE | More details have become available on the Sauk Village water treatment plan.

August 30, 2012 10:15 pm

Sauk Village submits water treatment plan to attorney general

SAUK VILLAGE | Village Manager Henrietta Turner confirmed the village submitted a water treatment plan to the Illinois attorney general's office Friday.

August 17, 2012 7:00 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

Sauk Village continues to provide bottled water

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.

August 09, 2012 5:15 pm

Illinois EPA expects air strippers to clean Sauk Village water

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.

August 01, 2012 6:55 pm
Air strippers installed at Sauk Village wells

Air strippers installed at Sauk Village wells

SAUK VILLAGE | Temporary air strippers meant to help remove vinyl chloride from well water in this south suburb were installed Tuesday, village officials said.

July 31, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Sauk Village water woes began in 2009

Sauk Village water woes began in 2009

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.

July 29, 2012 12:00 am
Sauk Village water woes began in 2009

Sauk Village water woes began in 2009

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.

July 29, 2012 12:00 am
Sauk Village water woes began in 2009

Sauk Village water woes began in 2009

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.

July 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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