Little Village Environmental Justice Organization executive director Kim Wasserman criticizes Hilco Development Partners during a press conference in Little Village on September 24.Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago

As Coal Plant Demolished, Little Village Neighbors Told New Warehouse Will Be ‘Environmentally Friendly’ — But They Aren’t Buying It

It is “laughable to think that 680 new trees” would make an impact on air quality while they're also bringing “200 plus diesel trucks," activists say.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published
Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

South Chicago, East Side Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

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.