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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Nov 21, 2019

EPA Prosecutions of Polluters Approach Quarter-Century Lows

EPA Prosecutions of Polluters Approach Quarter-Century Lows

Criminal prosecution and convictions of polluters have fallen to quarter-century lows under the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency, deepening three years of overall enforcement declines...

Jan 3, 2019

Environmental Groups Threaten to Sue EPA Over Air Quality

Environmental Groups Threaten to Sue EPA Over Air Quality

A coalition of environmental groups filed a notice of intent to sue on Thursday, warning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency it must hold Utah and Arizona accountable for missing deadlines to submit...

Dec 6, 2018

Trump EPA Acts to Roll Back Control on Climate-Changing Coal

Trump EPA Acts to Roll Back Control on Climate-Changing Coal

The Environmental Protection Agency acted again Thursday to ease rules on the sagging U.S. coal industry, this time scaling back what would have been a tough control on climate-changing emissions from any...

Sep 10, 2010

EPA to Oil Company: Stop Oil Flow by Monday

EPA to Oil Company:  Stop Oil Flow by Monday

Spill could rank among 10 largest U.S. pipeline spills of the past decade.

Sep 17, 2009

Great Stinking Lakes

Great Stinking Lakes

A new report on the polluted great lakes says it will take more than 78 years to clean up the pollution in the glacial lakes.

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House Judiciary Panel Holds Hearing on Impeachment Evidence
House Judiciary Panel Holds Hearing on Impeachment Evidence

The House Judiciary Committee convened Monday to formally receive the investigative findings against President Donald Trump as Democrats pushed toward articles of impeachment and the White House and its...

Friends, Fans Remember Juice WRLD as Accomplished Artist
Friends, Fans Remember Juice WRLD as Accomplished Artist

Rising rap artist Jared Anthony Higgins, also known to the world as Juice WRLD, died at the age of 21 Sunday, and while a Chicago community mourns a loss, they remember him as an accomplished individual.

Police Seeking Vehicle in Fatal Hit-and-Run Near Hospital
Police Seeking Vehicle in Fatal Hit-and-Run Near Hospital

Cook County Sheriff’s police are asking for the help identifying a vehicle wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run Saturday in unincorporated Proviso Township near the Loyola University Medical...

38 Vehicles Set on Fire in Gresham, West Pullman
38 Vehicles Set on Fire in Gresham, West Pullman

Dozens of cars were lit on fire Monday in two separate arsons in Gresham and West Pullman on the city’s South and Far South sides. About midnight, someone entered a fenced lot in the 300 block of East...

U of Illinois Drops Criminal Past Question From Application
U of Illinois Drops Criminal Past Question From Application

Admissions applications to the University of Illinois campuses are no longer requiring students to disclose whether or not they have a criminal background. A student-led coalition urged the university to remove...

Autopsy Expected for Rapper Juice WRLD After Death
Autopsy Expected for Rapper Juice WRLD After Death

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday for rap artist Jared Anthony Higgins, also known as Juice WRLD, who died unexpectedly at the age of 21 Sunday following a "medical emergency" at Midway Airport.