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Friends of the Parks
Friends of the Parks

Lakefront Dump Site Opposed By Park Advocates, Southeast Siders Hasn’t Had A Valid Pollution Permit Since May 31

The site, which stores polluted sediment dredged from the river and five other waterways in Chicago, has been operating without a valid pollution control permit all month.

South Chicago, East Side

This Earth Day, Fight To Save The Southeast Side From Pollution, Advocates Urge: ‘This Neighborhood Is A Sacrifice Zone’

Neighbors are engaged in two fights — one to stop the expansion of a waste facility and another to keep a metal shredder from moving to their neighborhood.

South Chicago, East Side

Want To Avoid Crowds But Be In Nature? Social Distance In These 10 Chicago Parks

Officials have said it's OK to head to the park, but people should keep their visits short and abide by social distancing and hygiene guidelines while there.

Downtown

Change To Allow Cell Towers In City Parks Alarms Park Groups Who Say There Was No Community Input

An ordinance to allow "freestanding facilities" up to 150 feet tall in city parks was submitted to City Council Sept. 18, but activist groups say no one informed them of the proposal until Monday.

Downtown