| Oct 11, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Huntley Patch reports: Kane County has been awarded a $1.04 million grant by the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development to address lead-based paint hazards …...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 4:34 PM
This week is national Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and Will County officials are encouraging residents to take advantage of opportunities to have their children and …...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 6:21 PM
Products called chelators that are sold over the counter as treatments for autism, heart disease and other conditions are dangerous and illegal, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned in a crackdown announced Thursday.
The chemicals, which help...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 10:15 PM
Residents in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood complained for years about metallic-tasting smoke rolling down their narrow streets but had little evidence it was harmful.
Now they have proof. New monitoring data obtained by the Tribune reveal that high...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Today's Hot Button Issue: the dangers of lead poisoning have forced New Orleans to close three popular playgrounds.
The city tested 13 playgrounds and found that Danneel Playground, Taylor Playground, and Annunciation Playground all had high levels of...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 11:48 AM
Federal and state officials are cracking down on a smelter in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood after tracing high levels of toxic lead in the air outside an elementary school less than two blocks away.
In a legal complaint filed today, the U.S....
| Jan 31, 2011
Andrea Young was never worried about lead poisoning, until she had her daughter tested. The lead in her body approached an unsafe level, so Andrea took action. "I had the house tested, we had our house remediated, thought that secured the problem- after...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 7:31 PM
In an effort to honor two soldiers who died in battle, a bald eagle was released in their honor. Army Sergeant Eric Nettleton and Army Specialist Thomas Moffitt both died serving in Afghanistan.
The Eagle Valley Raptor Center chose to honor them and...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 7:31 AM
The G.R. "Get The Lead Out!" campaign is celebrating repairs of 1 thousand homes in neighborhoods all over the city.
A news conference will be held June 7, 2011 at 3 p.m. at rosa parks circle to announce details about families, homes, and neighborhoods...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:40 PM
Holding a bag of fertilizer and a bottle of weed killer in the air, Councilman Ara Najarian used what he called two examples of poison to convince his colleagues to allow artificial turf in residential front yards.
“Real grass is as unnatural as...
| Oct 14, 2011
Dr. Anjum Usman, of Naperville, has been a star in the world of alternative treatments for autism for years, but now she's facing professional discipline for her approach to the frustrating disorder.
In prescribing chelation, a hormone modulator and...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 11:08 AM
Mayor Laura Friedman on Tuesday took issue with a report by an environmental testing firm that showed lead levels in artificial turf at city sports fields was far below federal standards.
Friedman has cited potential health hazards presented by high...