NEWS articles

Feds announce green jobs program on South Side

The program will use stimulus dollars to train 80 Chicagoans to clean up industrial sites and weatherize homes. They'll work with low-income residents to make homes more energy efficient.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss

City Council approves solar plant

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss


over 6 years ago | Erik Keith

Bike rentals are newest green initiative at St. Xavier

Students will be able to rent bikes -- rather than use cars -- to get across campus. And the first 15 minutes of bike riding will be free.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Alderman wants word out about recycling energy-efficient bulbs

The city makes energy efficient fluorescent bulbs available for free. High-rise buildings are contaminated with mercury when residents drop the bulbs down trash chutes, says an alderman.

almost 7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

At Waldorf school, kids experiment with solar panels

Solar panels on the roof of the Chicago Waldorf School power light bulbs, as well as lessons about physics, electricity and alternative energy.

almost 7 years ago | Sue Ter Maat

City's "vital signs" are worsening, officials say

Chicago residents are being hit hard by the recession, according to a recent study, and city charities are struggling to keep up with the demand for food, energy assistance and emergency housing.

almost 7 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Aldermen take aim at Peoples Gas credit policy

Peoples Gas customers who owe more than $100 and are more than 60 days late on a payment are reported to a credit agency. That can make it hard for them to get a mortgage or car loan.

7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Little Village environmental group ties clean air, transit to Olympics

The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization has been trying for years to shut down the Crawford and Fisk coal-fired energy plants in their neighborhoods. Residents say the plants cause health problems.

7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Chicago to turn off the lights

The city will darken its famous skyline Saturday as part of a global effort to raise awareness about climate change and demonstrate a commitment to finding a solution.

over 7 years ago | Natasha Eziquiel-Shriro