| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:38 PM
MEXICO CITY — Joaquin Hernandez Galicia, the former Mexican oil union boss who rose to control a political empire built on patronage and intimidation but was eventually dethroned by a Mexican president wary of his vast power, died Monday. He was 91....
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:28 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
Batteries, a set of tools and gasoline were stolen from a truck between Jan. 12 and 13 parked in the lot of Extended Stay at 3150 Finley Road.
Several batteries were stolen from...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:49 PM
A Wisconsin man was accused of throwing a firework at police after locking himself in a bathroom stall in a Wadsworth McDonald's, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Justin Koch, 24, of Plymouth, was charged with felony aggravated battery...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:33 AM
Just south of the Chicago Skyway bridge, a dusty byproduct of the Canadian oil boom is piling up in huge black mountains along the Calumet River.
More is on the way. A lot more.
By the end of the year, the oil giant BP is expected to complete work...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:01 AM
If companies want to continue storing giant mounds of petroleum coke on Chicago's Southeast Side, they soon will have to start doing so indoors.
Responding to months of public outrage about black dust clouds swirling off uncovered piles along the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:09 AM
With more dusty petroleum coke piling up on the Southeast Side, Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested Tuesday that the city might require the black mountains of refinery waste to be enclosed for the first time.
In an email response to questions from the Tribune,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:38 AM
A portion of the lower Mississippi River reopened Monday after a weekend oil spill, but another stretch remained closed, leaving 29 ships stuck, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials.
Officials had closed a 65-mile stretch of the river and the port of...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It would be perfectly proper for BP, the giant British oil company, to feel a sense of corporate remorse.
After all, the firm was responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and well blowout that...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Some lessons take a long time to sink in. The Exxon Valdez disaster, which occurred 25 years ago this week when the oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, was both the product of previous lessons unlearned and the source of new lessons...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Less than a year after BP started up a new unit to process Canadian tar sands at its Whiting refinery, the company reported today that a malfunction allowed a slug of crude oil into Lake Michigan a few miles away from the Chicago city limits.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- Two senators introduced legislation Wednesday to outlaw tax deductions by companies for penalties paid as part of government settlements, responding to concerns that JPMorgan Chase & Co. could end up with a huge write-off if it settles civil...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:06 PM
No dice, BP.
That's what a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans told the giant oil company in a ruling issued late Monday. The judges rejected BP's motion to block payments to victims of the massive Deepwater Horizon oil...