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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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After Hilco Dust Disaster, City Moves To Increase Fines For Polluters

For an “egregious violation,” the fine could go up to $50,000.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

South Chicago, East Side

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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

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
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