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Instead Of Getting Fired, City Official In Botched Implosion That Covered Little Village In Dust Gets Written Reprimand
The city's watchdog wanted the Department of Public Health official punished or fired because the official knew in advance the problems the implosion could cause, according to a report.
City Staffers Should Be Punished Or Fired For Handling Of Coal Plant Implosion In Little Village, Watchdog Says
Two Department of Buildings officials and one Department of Public Health staffer should be punished for their role in the smokestack collapse, the report found.
Target Building Truck Storage Facility Near Little Village Warehouse — But Won’t Answer Public’s Questions About It
Target's first community meeting was frustrating for activists and local leaders. “This meeting was a complete waste of our time,” one Little Village resident said.
After Cutting Ribbon On Controversial Hilco Warehouse, Target Hosting Community Meeting This Week
Company representatives plan to answer questions about the Target Little Village Supply Chain Facility during a virtual meeting Tuesday.
As Target Warehouse Opens On Little Village Hilco Site, Alderman Celebrates New Jobs — While Activists Vow To Keep Fighting
The controversial warehouse will bring 2,000 jobs to Little Village, Ald. Michael Rodriguez said. But environmental justice groups say diesel trucks will further pollute their neighborhood.
As Hilco’s Target Warehouse Opens, Activists Dread More Pollution, Truck Traffic In Little Village: ‘Our Community Is Being Sacrificed’
The 1.3-million-square-foot facility housing a Target distribution center is opening Tuesday at 35th and Pulaski despite years of community opposition.
Leaked Emails Reveal City Hall Failed To Keep Little Village Neighbors Updated On Hilco Work Despite Promise After Dust Disaster
The mayor's spokespeople spent hours crafting a PR strategy before one raised concerns: "We’re not talking to community first?”
Target Set To Hire 2,000 Employees For Controversial Little Village Warehouse
Target will open its distribution center at the old Crawford coal plant site this summer. Jobs will start at $18 an hour.
A Year After Botched Hilco Implosion, Little Village Neighbors Demand Protections For South And West Side Neighborhoods: ‘We Just Want To Breathe’
On the one-year anniversary of the Hilco smokestack implosion Sunday, activists and community members gathered to look back at the botched implosion and amplify the need for environmental justice against polluting industries.
After Pressure From Residents, Hilco Warehouse Traffic Will Not Be Allowed To Drive Through Residential Streets, Alderman Says
As part of changes to the Plan Development, diesel trucks going to and from the site will not be allowed to travel through residential portions of the neighborhood, Ald. Michael Rodriguez said.
City Officials Will Offer Updates On Controversial Hilco Site During Community Meeting Thursday
The Department of Buildings, Department of Water Management and Chicago Department of Public Health will discuss activities at the former Crawford Coal Plant starting 6 p.m.
Hilco Agrees To Pay $370,000 After State Sues Over Smokestack Fiasco
Hilco must pay $370,000 to a Little Village wellness organization working to address asthma in the area and continue dust mitigation efforts for the remainder of the site's demolition.
Little Village Activists Slam Developer Hilco In New Billboard 6 Months After Dust Disaster
Activists are concerned the Target warehouse being developed at the old Crawford Coal Plant will bring more polluting diesel trucks to an area already inundated by truck traffic from nearby industry.
City Council Approves Plan To Scrap Tax Breaks For ‘Bad Actor’ Developers — But It Won’t Apply To Hilco
The ordinance gives the city a way to penalize companies that violate rules and development agreements. But it will not apply retroactively to Hilco, responsible for the demolition that covered Little Village in dust.
Ordinance Creating Process To Revoke Tax Incentives From ‘Bad Actor’ Developers Moves Forward
It’s unclear if the measure would allow the city to claw back incentives already awarded to firms like Hilco, the developer who oversaw the demolition that covered Little Village in dust.
Lightfoot Defends City’s Actions On Little Village Smokestack Demolition: ‘I Don’t Believe We Were Negligent’
During a virtual town hall as part of a “Lens on Lightfoot” event, the mayor maintains the developer is at fault but vows such an incident won’t happen again.
Ordinance Creating Process To Revoke Property Tax Incentives From ‘Bad Actors’ Set To Advance
The ordinance was born after a demolition at the old Crawford coal plant — a site owned by developer Hilco — sent dust across Little Village.
3 Months After Little Village Dust Disaster, Hilco Implosion Terrifies New Jersey Neighbors: ‘What They Did Was Unconscionably Wrong’
A loud blast sent a massive dust cloud across a New Jersey neighborhood. This time it happened with no notice, panicking neighbors who feared a terrorist attack in nearby New York City.
Hilco Starts Final Phase Of Crawford Coal Plant Demolition Despite Outrage From Neighbors
All demolition work is expected to be completed by September, clearing the way for a 1-million-square-foot logistics facility for Target.
Hilco Outlines Final Demolition Plans For Crawford Coal Plant Site, But Residents Want Developer Gone
Little Village residents and activists criticized the developer for its “aggressive timeline” and wondered why the project is continuing while coronavirus is still a concern.