Posts tagged "pollution"

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 »

Fired exec says Fannie Mae helped itself, not homeowners

A former Fannie Mae executive alleges that the home loan agency focused on making money for itself, and not providing enough help for homeowners facing foreclosure. Also… The U.S. Senate approved school funding and aid to state budgets at the expense of food stamp programs. While visiting a Ford plan on Chicago ‘s South Side... Read more »

How clean is the water in Illinois?

Improving water quality is a crucial–yet often overlooked–part of controlling pollution in America. Environment Illinois released an extensive report Wednesday revealing the high amounts of industrial pollution present in Illinois water. Environment Illinois analyzed the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Release Inventory for 2007. Some of the findings: * Tyson Fresh Meats was the state’s biggest... Read more »
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