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Crawford Coal Plant
Crawford Coal Plant

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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?”

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Hilco To Start Building Target Warehouse Friday Despite Plans By Mayor To Rescind Construction Permit

The development company plans to host a virtual community meeting to talk about the demolition of the remaining seven-story structure at the old Crawford coal plant site.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

More Demolition Work Planned At Old Crawford Coal Plant As City Says Another Building Poses ‘Imminent Danger’

The latest demolition work comes after Hilco contractor Heneghan Wrecking completed demolition of the turbine building last week, which the city also called an imminent threat.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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