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Courageous reporting has the power to change the community and your life for the better. If you care that good students are being denied admission to the University of Illinois in favor of less qualified candidates admitted because of politicians' clout,...
Tribune reporterWhen the state ordered Crestwood officials nine years ago to test their community well for toxic chemicals, they said it wasn't necessary because all of the village's drinking water came from Lake Michigan. "This sampling would not apply to our facility,...
Tribune staff reporterInspectors began testing soil and groundwater Monday near Crestwood's contaminated well, taking the first step in an attempt to determine how much of the toxic chemicals people consumed for more than two decades. Seeking to trace the path of dry-cleaning...
Tribune reporterTests of groundwater and soil last month near Crestwood's contaminated well failed to detect any troublesome chemicals, according to results the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency posted online Wednesday. The EPA is considering more tests, a top...
Federal agents on Thursday raided the offices of Crestwood's engineering firm, the latest step in a criminal investigation into the Cook County suburb's secret use of a community well contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals. Randy Chastain,...
Tribune reporterGov. Pat Quinn is demanding answers from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency about why residents of south suburban Crestwood weren't notified that the village had pumped drinking water contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals for more than...
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq: Jeffrey A. Reed, 23, of Chesterfield, Va.; sergeant, Army. Reed died Monday in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was...
Tags: Dixmoor, Death, Illinois, U.S. Department of Defense, Defense
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsState Rep. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, is holding another workshop for homeowners struggling to stay in their homes. Sachs launched the H.O.P.E. for Palm Beach County task force in the summer as a local offshoot of Gov. Charlie Crist's Florida......
Tags: Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Florida
(WGN-AM)- One person died and three people were taken to area hospitals with serious injuries following a three-vehicle crash on Illinois Highway 83 near Palos Park, a fire official said. The crash, which happened about 8:20 a.m. about a half-mile west...
Tags: Chicago Tribune, Palos Heights, Death, Illinois, WGN
Tribune staff reporterIllinois officials are taking steps to ensure people aren't drinking contaminated water, including proposing criminal penalties for misleading the public about the source of water flowing from their taps. In response to a Tribune investigation that...
Tribune staff reporterCrestwood's mayor on Saturday tried to assure his south suburban town its drinking water is safe as an outraged and skeptical standing-room-only crowd shouted him down and demanded to know why local officials secretly used a polluted well for more than...
Tribune staff reporterAnn Muniz would like to forget the days of drinking bottled water and taking short showers with the windows open. Health officials suggested taking those unusual steps eight years ago when they told Muniz and nearly 750 other homeowners in an...
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