Posts tagged "Clean Power Ordinance"

Pilsen activist, cancer survivor wants 'clean' Fisk and Crawford sites

Pilsen activist, cancer survivor wants 'clean' Fisk and Crawford sites
Leila Mendez took a moment to compose herself after she was handed the microphone and told it was her turn to comment. “I’m a little emotional because this is a personal issue for me,” she told the Mayor Rahm Emanuel-appointed Fisk and Crawford Reuse Task Force in Pilsen. The panel held two meetings last week... Read more »

What's up this week: Council to consider pot ordinance; public meetings on future of Fisk, Crawford sites

What's up this week: Council to consider pot ordinance; public meetings on future of Fisk, Crawford sites
The city council will decide on Wednesday whether to OK an ordinance that would allow police officers to ticket people caught with small amounts of marijuana, rather than arrest them. Under the ordinance–originally introduced last year by 25th Ward Ald. Danny Solis and recently backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel–people 18 and over caught with 15... Read more »

Council talks about limiting coal plant pollution, again

Council talks about limiting coal plant pollution, again
The last couple of years have been difficult ones for the Clean Power Ordinance, legislation that would set new limits on the tiny particulate matter the Fisk and Crawford coal-fired plants, the last of their kind in Chicago, are allowed to emit and establish a cap on the amount of carbon dioxide both facilities send... Read more »
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Council clarifies whose job it is to make pretty all those ugly foreclosures

Council clarifies whose job it is to make pretty all those ugly foreclosures
The Chicago City Council passed legislation today meant to force banks to maintain vacant, foreclosed properties that have proliferated across Chicago in the wake of the housing bust and foreclosure crisis. The bill passed out of council 49 to zero, a spokeswoman from the city clerk’s office said (one alderman was absent from the meeting).... Read more »