Brett Chase

Reporter - (Environmental, Planning & Public Health)

Brett Chase reports on environmental protection, pollution and public health. He is a former investigative reporter for the Better Government Association, and, before that, worked at Bloomberg News, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Crain’s Chicago Business. He has a journalism degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and has taught journalism at Loyola University in Chicago.

Eligible residents have January deadlines to file a claim or opt out of the court settlement with the owner of the McKinley Park plant.
The decision follows the city’s release of an environmental report Friday that showed the location at 38th Street and California Avenue required metals and chemicals cleanup.
La Agencia de Protección Ambiental de Illinois comenzó a revisar el reporte de casi 800 páginas preparado por un consultor de la Municipalidad durante el fin de semana.
Construction was halted Sunday pending an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency review of a nearly 800-page city consultant’s study that was released Friday night.
El viernes por la noche, el Ayuntamiento publicó el reporte que encontró que en la propiedad había varios metales pesados y productos químicos tóxicos.
City officials say the most problematic metals and chemicals have been removed. State environmental officials will have to sign off before the project is finalized.
The president is ordering cities to replace lead pipes for drinking water within a decade. Chicago is getting at least 40 years to fix the problem.
Feds say giving council members “a local veto over proposals to build affordable housing” has meant it’s “rarely, if ever, constructed in the majority-white wards that have the least affordable housing.”
El alcalde Brandon Johnson sigue adelante con sus planes de albergar hasta 2,000 solicitantes de asilo a pesar de las protestas de la comunidad del lado suroeste.