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Photos: Here's what Chicago looks like in Arctic temps

Chicago River goes under the microscope

Notebaert Nature Museum hosting habitat conservation fair

Elected officials work to rid South Side of petcoke

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and South Side Aldermen John Pope (10th) and George Cardenas (12th) on Thursday announced an agreed court order aimed at reducing the presence of petroleum coke, a solid by-product of petroleum refining, in the South Deering neighborhood.


Adler initiative wins $1.8 million Google award

Water district bringing slight increase to water treatment charges next year

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board on Thursday unanimously approved a measure that will moderately increase water treatment fees for the district’s large commercial-industrial and tax exempt clients next year.

Under the ordinance, both tax-exempt and large commercial-industrial users will be charged $246.08 per million gallons of liquid treated by the MWRD, according to the ordinance. The fee for tax-exempt and large commercial-industrial users this year is $241.73 per million gallons.

Bears donate to Downstate tornado relief via auction site

Water district board approves payment for McCook Reservoir project

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board on Thursday approved a payment related to the McCook Reservoir initiative, a key component of the district’s Tunnel and Reservoir Plan. The plan is designed to prevent the flooding of homes and businesses in 125 Cook County communities.

Panel grants pollution waiver for Ill. coal plants

Damage estimate from Washington tornado doubles to more than 1,000 of town’s homes