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Environment

Why Chicago is a winner with president's Climate Action Plan

Whitney Young library branch expansion delayed by environmental cleanup

Illinois' beach water shows improvements

Kerry Wood Cubs Field takes first step toward cleanup of contamination

EPA cleaning lead-contaminated site in Chicago

Finance committee reviews measure to hike littering penalty

Aldermen on Monday discussed, but did not vote on, an ordinance to increase the fines for littering in Chicago.

The measure, put forth by Ald. Howard Brookins (21st), would raise the minimum penalty for littering from $50 to $150.  Under the proposal, the maximum penalty would increase from $200 to $1,500.

New Fermilab director named

Water Reclamation District targets Chicago school asphalt

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is pursuing a $2 million pilot program with Chicago Public Schools to replace asphalt on school campuses that is linked to contamination in the city sewer systems.

Aldermanic menu money provisionally approved for urban farm

Aldermen and the Chicago Department of Law admitted confusion on Wednesday about how City Council members may use funds from the aldermanic menu program.

Officials identify silvery substance at Indiana beaches

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