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epa sees economic potential at east chicago housing complex and school vacated d


the u.s. environmental protection agency has deemed east chicago's now-vacant west calumet housing complex as a contaminated site that's ripe for redevelopment. the epa on wednesday released a list of superfund sites across the country ideal for a "redevelopment focus list," according to a press...






hud approves demolition of contaminated west calumet housing complex


the u.s. department of housing and urban development on thursday announced it approved the demolition of the lead- and arsenic-contaminated west calumet housing complex. hud's thursday announcement will allow the east chicago housing authority to move forward with plans to demolish the buildings...






epa chief to tour lead-contaminated indiana housing complex


east chicago, ind. (ap) — the leader of the environmental protection agency is scheduled to tour an indiana public-housing complex where roughly 1,000 people were ordered evacuated because of lead contamination. administrator scott pruitt will join indiana leaders including gov. eric holcomb in east chicago. some environmental advocates are calling wednesday’s visit a first major […]






dozens of families remain at lead-tainted indiana complex


indianapolis (ap) — dozens of families remained at a lead-contaminated public housing complex in northwest indiana, despite a friday target date to move them out so the city can tear down the buildings. more than 270 families have left east chicago’s west calumet housing complex, and officials hope to have the remaining 50 or so […]






gov. holcomb signs bill to aid east chicago during lead, arsenic crisis


state leaders heralded a new law to help east chicago through its ongoing lead contamination issues as an early step to making the city whole again. indiana gov. eric holcomb signed a bill from freshman rep. earl harris, jr., d-east chicago, during a brief ceremony thursday at the city's riley...






indiana naacp distributing lead testing kits in east chicago


east chicago, ind. (ap) — the naacp is distributing free lead-testing kits in a northwestern indiana city where hundreds of people were forced from a public-housing complex by lead contamination. the naacp’s indiana chapter plans to distribute the air, soil and water testing kits tuesday to students who attend two east chicago schools. those tests […]






grievance process could temporarily stay relocation of west calumet residents


as east chicago housing officials still plan to start the emergency relocation of residents of the west calumet housing complex next month, the grievance process could provide some a temporary stay. the east chicago housing authority wednesday held a meeting for the complex's residents to update...






epa: east chicago cleanup to cost 4 times original estimate


east chicago, ind. (ap) — the u.s. environmental protection agency says the estimated cost of cleaning up lead and arsenic in a northwestern indiana city has ballooned to nearly four times initial estimates. an epa document released friday says the anticipated cleanup cost for two residential zones in east chicago are expected to increase from […]






as epa readies cleanup in east chicago, residents remain concerned about lead, a


as the environmental protection agency is poised to restart remediation in the neighborhoods at east chicago's u.s.s. lead superfund site, residents remain concerned the cleanup is not effective. epa officials saturday gave residents a better picture of the scale of remediation work set to start...






epa chief to tour lead-contaminated indiana housing complex


the leader of the environmental protection agency is scheduled to tour an indiana public-housing complex where roughly 1,000 people were ordered evacuated because of lead contamination.






'why are we being forced out that way?' east chicago residents voice lead crisis


west calumet resident candice cobbs is at the point where she just can't endure any more bad news. cobbs and her four children – including her 21-year-old son – are still trying to find housing suitable for all of them outside east chicago's west calumet lead zone. that hasn't been easy. "i've...






l.a. unified sues city housing authority over cost of lead, arsenic cleanup at w


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huntington's former touro law school lists for $17m


a huntington school property is on the market for $17 million and is being marketed to developers as a potential senior housing complex.






epa chief to tour lead-contaminated indiana housing complex


the head of the environmental protection agency was expected wednesday to tour an indiana public-housing complex where roughly 1,000 people were ordered evacuated because of lead contamination, a visit some environmental advocates called a major test of his leadership.






cha approves texas developer to build homes on former cabrini-green site


a texas company has been tapped to develop more than 480 units of mixed-income housing on 6.9 acres of the former cabrini-green public housing complex. on tuesday, the chicago housing authority's board of commissioners greenlighted el paso, texas-based hunt development group to lead the project,...






epa considers alternatives for west calumet cleanup


the u.s. environmental protection agency is reexamining its plans to clean up east chicago's now-closed west calumet housing complex. the epa is working on a feasibility study that will explore alternatives for the remediation of the complex once the demolition is complete, said tom alcamo, a remedial...






epa begins study of contamination at former east chicago factory site


the u.s. environmental protection agency has tasked a former east chicago company with exploring potential contamination at the superfund site adjacent to the calumet neighborhood. the epa reached an administrative agreement in september, which became effective oct. 4, with u.s.s. lead, whose name...






cha gives texas developer green light to build homes on cabrini-green site


a texas-based company has been tapped to develop more than 480 units of mixed-income housing on 6.9 acres of the former cabrini-green public housing complex. on tuesday, the chicago housing authority's board of commissioners greenlighted el paso, texas-based hunt development group to lead the project,...






documents: lead paint found in indiana emergency housing


lead paint was discovered outside nearly half of the units intended for families leaving an indiana public-housing complex because of lead contamination, documents show.






gunfire at public housing complex injures third person shot in aurora thursday


when two gunmen opened fire thursday night in the courtyard of a public housing complex on aurora's near south east side, one of their bullets struck the city's third shooting victim of the day. at about 9:50 p.m., some 20 to 40 people, with children among them, were gathered in a southwind apartments...






officials pledge coordinated lead cleanup in east chicago


federal and indiana state officials are renewing pledges to coordinate cleanup of a lead-contaminated site in east chicago. the u.s. environmental protection agency and indiana officials released a statement friday saying they'd continue efforts to remediate the superfund site in east chicago and...






east chicago superfund site on list for accelerated cleanup


lead-contaminated neighborhoods in east chicago have been placed on a national priority list for accelerated cleanup work. the u.s. environmental protection agency has included the uss lead site in east chicago among 21 projects slated for special attention under the superfund program, which provides...






kids poisoned by lead in cha housing; landlords still got paid


as private landlords increasingly take over the government's role of housing low-income families, dozens of children have been poisoned by brain-damaging lead while living in homes and apartments declared safe by the chicago housing authority. taxpayers often still paid the rent. federal law requires...






kids poisoned by lead in cha housing; landlords still got paid


as private landlords increasingly take over the government's role of housing low-income families, dozens of children have been poisoned by brain-damaging lead while living in homes and apartments declared safe by the chicago housing authority.taxpayers often still paid the rent.federal law requires...






$17 million housing complex for homeless young adults to be built downtown minne


construction starts next week on the $17m, five-story housing complex.






$17 million housing complex for homeless young adults to be built downtown minne


construction starts next week on the five-story housing complex.






epa warns of lead in water in east chicago


when federal officials revived a long-delayed cleanup of toxic soil in east chicago last year, they discovered that decades of factory emissions weren't the only source of brain-damaging lead endangering the indiana community.the u.s. environmental protection agency is warning the city's 29,000...






epa warns of lead in water in east chicago


when federal officials revived a long-delayed cleanup of toxic soil in east chicago last year, they discovered that decades of factory emissions weren't the only source of brain-damaging lead endangering the indiana community. the u.s. environmental protection agency is warning the city's 29,000...






east chicago starts lead pipe replacement


east chicago is in the process of replacing lead service lines throughout the city, an action the u.s. environmental protection agency says is critical to ensure the safety of the drinking water. the city recently began replacing lead service lines, which connect the main to residents' homes, in...






two charged with attempted murder in shooting of boy, 13, at minneapolis housing


the victim shot at little earth housing complex remains hospitalized in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.






east chicago starts lead pipe replacement at superfund site: 'an extraordinary e


east chicago is in the process of replacing lead service lines throughout the city, an action the u.s. environmental protection agency says is critical to ensure the safety of the drinking water. the city recently began replacing lead service lines, which connect the main to residents' homes, in...






lead and arsenic at a watts school, healthier cereal, trump's florida school vis


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residents face relocation as days at west calumet dwindle


east chicago's west calumet housing complex is not the same place as it was eight months ago. in july, people roamed the streets, kids played outside; all unaware of the danger that surrounded their homes. that all changed later that month when they all received a letter from mayor anthony copeland...






east aurora looking to name stadium after 1929 graduate whose son offered $750k


east aurora school district 131 board members are looking to move forward with naming the new high school stadium in recognition of a potential donor's father. the new east aurora high school stadium could recognize ellsworth hill, a 1929 east aurora graduate, according to the district. his son,...






governor: funding sought for east chicago water filters


east chicago, ind. (ap) — indiana gov. eric holcomb says the state is working on finding funding for water filters in east chicago homes dealing with lead contamination. the (northwest indiana) times reports (http://bit.ly/2nqsmn6 ) that holcomb told east chicago mayor anthony copeland in a letter that state environmental management officials are “exploring funding sources” […]