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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.
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.
After Little Village Coated In Dust Cloud, City Pitches New Ordinance To Avoid Future Demolition Disasters
As part of the ordinance, set to be introduced Wednesday, the city will require implosion applicants to notify residents within 1,000 feet, post a large sign and hold public meetings.
As Little Village Demolition Restarts, Dust Seen Billowing At Hilco Site In New Video
After a dust cloud descended on Little Village, city officials said a few bricks would be removed at a time when demolition resumed. But new video shows large parts of the building being torn out.
After Dust Disaster, Hilco Will Restart Demolition At Little Village Site Next Week
Mayor Lori Lightfoot indefinitely stopped work at the site after an April 11 implosion covered Little Village homes in a cloud of dust.
Little Village Neighbors Push Back On City’s Plan To Allow More Demolition At Hilco Site: ‘There Is No Trust Here’
A structurally unsound turbine building is dangerous and needs to come down, Department of Buildings Commissioner Judith Frydland said.
Email Strings Show City Officials Warned of Health Risks Before Little Village Demolition Fiasco
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration has blown deadlines to disclose internal communications, violating state public records laws. City Hall’s decision-making process prior to the implosion remains shrouded.
City Changes Story On Hilco Building Permit In Little Village, Saying It Was A Mistake
After it was revealed the city issued the building permit despite a stop work order, the city first said their hands were tied. Then they changed their story.
If Work Has Stopped At Hilco Site In Little Village, Why Did The City Just Issue A New Building Permit?
Despite telling neighbors work is indefinitely halted at the site after a botched demolition, the city issued a $40 million building permit to developer Hilco Tuesday.
Mayor Defends Little Village Demolition, Says City Has Done ‘Extensive Outreach’
At the same time, Mayor Lightfoot acknowledged the city "should have done a better job" last week. "We're trying to address that shortcoming now."
Lightfoot Calls Off Demolition At Little Village Hilco Site After Protesters Show Up At Her House
Neighbors were blindsided when work began at the site Thursday with no notice — just one month after a demolition at the site covered Little Village in dust.
Little Village Neighbors Blindsided Again By Demolition At Hilco Site — A Month After Dust Cloud Fiasco
Demolition work began Thursday, city officials said. Ald. Michael Rodriguez said he was notified the same day. “[I have] no reason to have faith in Hilco to get this done right.”
Little Village Neighbors To Talk Botched Demolition At Virtual Meeting Thursday
The meeting is hosted by the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, an environmental group urging developer Hilco to abandon the site.
City Slaps Hilco With $2,500 Fine After Inspector Sees Water From Old Little Village Coal Plant Running Into Canal
The latest fine comes after the developer was fined for the botched smokestack implosion that covered Little Village in dust. Contractors have been cited twice for blowing dust.
Attorney General Sues Hilco After Botched Little Village Smokestack Explosion
The state's top prosecutor says the company did not take steps "to protect the community from air pollution and compromised air quality" after the implosion covered the neighborhood in dust.
Dust Cloud That Covered Little Village Didn’t Contain Asbestos, Toxic Metals, City Says
City officials believe the test results show there is no apparent health risk to Little Village neighbors.
Developer In Little Village Demolition Gone Wrong Cited By State EPA With Violating Pollution Laws
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office is reviewing the incident that covered the Chicago neighborhood in dust.
Earth Day Caravan Calls On City To Tighten Environmental Rules After Little Village Dust Disaster
About 70 cars traveled from Little Village to City Hall as part of the Right to Breathe caravan for Earth Day.
Hilco Can Clean Debris At Old Little Village Coal Plant This Week, But Other Work Still Banned At The Site
The stop work order Mayor Lightfoot issued remains in effect as the city investigates the dust disaster.
‘They Utterly Failed’: City Slaps Hilco With $68,000 In Fines For Little Village Dust Cloud, Bans Implosions For 6 Months
The city is even looking at revoking licenses for Hilco's subcontractor, MCM Management Corp., so it couldn't work here.