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Environmental Polluters That Violate City Rules Will Face Bigger Fines After Ordinance Approved
The Chicago Department of Public Health will be able to assess higher fines ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 on industrial facilities and demolition contractors who violate air pollution standards.
After Hilco Dust Disaster, City Moves To Increase Fines For Polluters
For an “egregious violation,” the fine could go up to $50,000.
Cook County Set To Demolish 2 Buildings At Jail Campus In Little Village This Spring
Air quality monitoring data will be available to neighbors during the demolition work.
Following Botched Hilco Demolition, City Seeking Public Input On Rule Changes For Imploding Buildings
The changes were introduced two months after the implosion of the old Crawford Coal plant smokestack covered Little Village in a cloud of dust. The last day to provide feedback is Feb. 18.
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.
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.
City Repeatedly Breaks Promises To South Siders When Approving Polluters And Demolitions
From the Hilco demolition that covered Little Village in dust to General Iron's exit from Lincoln Park, city officials have promised and failed to be transparent with South Siders. Neighbors "don’t have any trust left at this point to be eroded,” one said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tres Meses Después De La Explosión En La Villita, La Empresa Hilco Aterroriza Nuevamente A Vecinos De Nueva Jersey: ‘Lo Que Hicieron Fue Sumamente Dañino’
Una fuerte explosión provocó una gigantesca nube de polvo en los cielos de un vecindario en Nueva Jersey. Esta vez sucedió sin previo aviso causando pánico a los vecinos que temían de un ataque terrorista ocurrido en las cercanías de Nueva York.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”