Ald. Deb Mell, seen her in March, 2019, has been the 33rd Ward alderman since 2013.Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago

Frustrated By City’s Slow Lead Testing Process, Ald. Deb Mell Launches Program To Get 200 CPS Families’ Water Tested

"It is kind of scary when you realize what's in your water and you're hoping it's not something dangerous," one student said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published
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Man Found Dead At Harrison Park In Pilsen

At 4:45 p.m., a man in his late 50s was found unresponsive in the 1800 block of West 18th Street, police said.

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Explosion, City Shutdown Won’t Stop State EPA From Letting General Iron Move To East Side

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency cannot deny a permit "based upon allegations that a source is violating" the permit's requirements, a spokesperson said.

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City Officials Approve ‘Roadmap’ For Attracting Development, Arts And Culture To South Shore

The plan focuses on upgrading 75th and 79th Streets from Stony Island Avenue to the lakefront.