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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.

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

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.”

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

‘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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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