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City Should Kill Hilco’s $19.7 Million Tax Break Deal After Botched Smokestack Demolition, Alderman Says

Ald. Michael Rodriguez wants the city to enact a "clawback" ordinance that would revoke economic development tax incentives given to corporations that “betray the public’s trust.”

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

‘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

What Was In Dust Cloud That Covered Little Village? City Aims To Release Report This Week, Lightfoot Says

The Hilco CEO was "embarrassed and contrite ... and has committed to full cooperation with us to get to the bottom of this," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Planned Explosion Covered Little Village In Dust During Respiratory Pandemic — Why Did The City Let It Happen?

Activists begged the city not to allow a smokestack demolition during the coronavirus crisis at the old Crawford Coal Plant, but the explosion ended up coating the mostly Latino neighborhood in dust.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After Old Crawford Coal Plant Smokestack Blown Up, Little Village Residents Worry About Dust During Global Pandemic

WATCH: Hilco demolished the old Crawford Coal smokestack this morning — which was a surprise to many Little Village residents.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Old Crawford Coal Plant Smokestack Will Be Blown Up Saturday In Little Village

Little Village environmental leaders said they are concerned about the implosion's timing, as coronavirus impacts respiratory health.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Environmental Groups Call On City To Regulate Polluters By Relaunching Little Village Modernization Plan

“Building more warehouses in our communities and killing our people with air pollution is not the answer,” said Kim Wasserman, executive director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Mourners Honor Worker Who Died At Crawford Coal Demolition Site, Call For Better Work Conditions

"The authorities need to know that there are people watching that see injustices and we want to see them take action," a Little Village resident said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After Worker’s Death, Hilco Resumes Work At Old Crawford Coal Plant Site In Little Village

Work at the site was suspended after worker Reynaldo Grimaldo’s death, said Ald. Michael Rodriguez.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Demolition Of Crawford Coal Plant Suspended After Worker Falls To His Death

“Work has stopped until they can absolutely assure the work site is in a place where people can work safely,” Ald. Michael Rodriguez said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Worker Falls To His Death In ‘Tragic Accident’ At Crawford Coal Plant In Little Village

Hilco Development Partners are redeveloping the site into a controversial one-million-square-foot distribution center.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

As Coal Plant Demolished, Little Village Neighbors Told New Warehouse Will Be ‘Environmentally Friendly’ — But They Aren’t Buying It

It is “laughable to think that 680 new trees” would make an impact on air quality while they're also bringing “200 plus diesel trucks," activists say.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After Little Village Residents Told To Stay Inside During Coal Plant Demolition, City Says It Will Inspect The Crawford Site Every Week

The agency has asked the developer whether they plan to monitor air quality and it is “under evaluation,” a city spokesman said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Tells Worried Little Village Residents To ‘Limit Outdoor Activities’ As Crews Demolish Old Coal Plant

Neighbors want the air quality monitored as a developer works to remediate and demolish the site to make way for a controversial one-million-square-foot warehouse. But the city says monitoring isn't required.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Illinois EPA To Detail Clean-Up Efforts Of Old Little Village Coal Plant Site Tuesday

Developer Hilco Partners plans to build a massive one-million-square-foot warehouse on the property.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Despite Links To Muñoz, Alderman-elect Michael Rodriguez Says Real Change Is Coming To The 22nd Ward

When the Democratic committeeman is sworn in as alderman in May, it will be the first time the 22nd Ward will have a new alderman in 26 years.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Spanish Version Of Controversial Little Village Industrial Plan Is Out As City Takes Public Comments On Draft Proposal

The longterm plan aims to address future land use, transportation and sustainability in the area.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Controversial Little Village Distribution Center Gets $19.7 Million Tax Break Approval From City Council

Ahead of the vote, residents expressed concerns about the increase of pollution the massive distribution facility would bring.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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