Two good government gifts to the people of Illinois

By Madeleine Doubek | Dec 20, 2018

We Illinoisans received some early holiday gifts that we probably overlooked in the whirlwind since the election.

Gifts of leadership, direction and ethics from a couple of Democrats whose names you normally don’t see together: U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski and Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi.

Read the full article at chicago.suntimes.com.

Pritzker picks Lipinski for infrastructure team

By Alex Ortiz | Dec 5, 2018

Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker announced the formation of his transition team’s “Restoring Illinois’ Infrastructure Committee,” and a local U.S. congressman will co-chair it.

Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Western Springs, will co-chair the committee along with Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, Rep.-elect Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, state Sen. Martin Sandoval and state Rep. Jay Hoffman.

Read the full article at theherald-news.com.

New EPA data reveals cancer-causing chemical still present near Sterigenics

By Eric Horng | Dec 7, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released new information Friday regarding air samples taken in mid-November near Sterigenics, a Willowbrook-based medical supply sanitization plant.

Residents sounded the alarm about the plant’s emissions of ethylene oxide, a chemical used in the sterilization process that can cause cancer.

Read the full article at abc7chicago.com.

Metra BNSF riders voice concerns over train issues, delays

By Sean Lewis | Dec 10, 2018

Metra riders voiced their concerns about the BNSF line after a summer of delays, overcrowding and air conditioning breakdowns.

A meeting was held in Western Springs at McClure Middle School Monday evening for commuters to share their complaints about the southwest suburban rail line.

Read the full article at wgntv.com.

Railway officials make adjustments to Lockport crossings amid safety concerns

By The Herald-News | May 4, 2019

Canadian National Railway officials have already made some adjustments, and have more planned, at crossings in Lockport where residents say there have been safety issues.

Read the full article at theherald-news.com.

Metra, Amtrak officials grilled about service delays

By CT Editorial Board | February 14, 2019

A congressman and several suburban mayors demanded answers Tuesday for what happened at Union Station this past February when a technical issue stranded nearly a 100,000 Metra and Amtrak passengers.

On Tuesday, leadership from both organizations faced questions about what’s being done to improve service and avoid future interruptions.

Read the full article at abc7chicago.com.

Time’s up, EPA. Solve the Sterigenics problem.

By CT Editorial Board | February 14, 2019

To understand the growing chorus of calls to shut down the Sterigenics plant in southeast DuPage County, it helps to understand the risk of chronic exposure to ethylene oxide. That’s the gas Sterigenics uses to sterilize medical instruments at its plant in Willowbrook.

Read the full article at chicagotribune.com.

Bubbly Creek: An Environmental Quagmire for Federal Agencies and Local Activists

By WTTW | June 4, 2019

If you take a trip some 4.5 miles south of downtown, past the Riverwalk and away from sightseeing boats, water taxis and urban kayakers, you will discover the most notorious stretch of the Chicago River: Bubbly Creek.

Today, it is used recreationally and is home to some wildlife, but it was once described as a “great open sewer” by Upton Sinclair in his 1906 novel “The Jungle” and was notorious for being the dumping ground for Chicago’s meatpacking industry…

Read the full article at wttw.com.

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