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Renaissance at Beverly Ridge stands on the former site of a steel fabricating plant. The city helped fund the residential development, but some homes aren’t measuring up. By Manny Ramos Ameenah Rambus was living in a small apartment with her...
Some mornings, the smell seeping inside Jackie Montesdeoca’s home is so bad it wakes her up. She calls 311 or the Department of Public Health or the 12th Ward office. She tells them she can’t open her windows, and...
By Morgan Greene Chicago Tribune A gull looked out from a perch and surveyed Lake Michigan’s southern shore. With a turn of its head, the bird clocked visitors in search of beach glass, a boy to the right rolling down...
Emails show top Emanuel Administration officials called shots on key developments in polluter’s transition from Lincoln Park. By Brett Chase City officials were closely involved three years ago in numerous steps leading up to the controversial relocation of the car-shredding...
By Michael Hawthorne Chicago Tribune As President Joe Biden pushes a $45 billion plan to replace every lead water line across the nation, dozens of cities already have a head start in eliminating the lingering threats to public health. One glaring...
By Michael Hawthorne Chicago Tribune More than 8 of every 10 Illinoisans live in a community where brain-damaging lead was found in the tap water of at least one home during the past six years. The alarming results are from a...
By Michael Hawthorne Chicago Tribune When the owners of an often-troubled scrap shredder announced they planned to move to Chicago’s heavily polluted Southeast Side, community organizers followed a familiar script. They wrote letters urging city and state leaders to protect the...
By Morgan Greene Chicago Tribune It’s not good news for some of the most foreboding fish in Illinois swimming their way toward Lake Michigan. The next phase of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ project for the Brandon Road Lock and...
By Michael Hawthorne Chicago Tribune | Jan 04, 2021 at 5:00 AM The metallic odors are gone now. So are the piles of flattened cars, used appliances and twisted rebar fed almost every day into one of the last industrial...
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