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10/08/2009EPA designates areas in midwest region not meeting standard for fine particle pollution
10/08/2009EPA settles with Big RIver Zinc on hazardous waste violations; sets $24,054 penalty
10/07/2009EPA reaches agreement with Illinois company on clean-air violations
10/06/2009EPA reaches agreement with Metal Recycling Systems on clean-air violations
10/01/2009EPA reaches agreement with Bremner Food Group on clean-air violations
09/25/2009EPA settles with Emco Chemical for chemical release reporting violations
09/23/2009EPA proposes Hartford, Ill., site for Superfund List
09/18/2009EPA settles with Bridgeview Aerosol on hazardous waste violations; includes $30,000 penalty
09/17/2009EPA Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative Leadership Group presents awards for diesel emission reductions
09/09/2009EPA region 5 now monitoring for air toxics at 15 schools
08/27/2009United States and Illinois file Clean Air Act lawsuit against Midwest Generation
07/30/2009EPA Awards Recovery Act Funds to Provide Green Job Training in Chicago /
Workers to clean contaminated sites and weatherize buildings, helping spur development
07/27/2009Illinois receives $1.7 million in economic recovery funds to improve water quality
07/23/2009EPA awards more than $7.4 million in Recovery Act funds to clean up underground petroleum leaks in Illinois
07/21/2009U.S. EPA's Region 5 Awards Almost $4.2 million in Recovery Act Funding to Illinois EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
07/21/2009U.S. EPA's Region 5 Awards $1 million in Recovery Act Funding to the Chicago Department of Environment to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
07/21/2009U.S. EPA's Region 5 Awards More Than $1.2 million in Recovery Act Funding to Great Lakes Commission to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
07/21/2009EPA awards regional environmental education grants
07/16/2009EPA to host meetings about Great Lakes restoration initiative
06/26/2009EPA update: Rockford freight train derailment and Rock River fish kill
06/26/2009Chemical inventory reporting violation: EPA settles with Environmental Management Corp., Lincoln, Ill.
06/15/2009EPA reaches agreement with Flavor Concepts on clean-air violations
05/27/2009EPA announces almost $257 million in Recovery Act funds for water infrastructure projects in Illinois to boost economy, create jobs and protect public health
05/26/2009EPA reaches agreement with Owens-Brockway on clean-air violations
05/19/2009EPA, RC2 agree to storage and disposal order for recalled lead-containing toys
05/18/2009EPA plans more sampling near Hegeler Superfund site; open house and public meeting May 28
05/18/2009EPA interim cleanup plan for Hillsboro Superfund site; meeting May 27, 6:30 p.m.
05/14/2009EPA offers tips to save energy and fight climate change this summer
05/13/2009Caterpillar receives EPA Clean Air Excellence Award
05/13/2009EPA selects Ohio youths for Presidential Environmental Youth Award
05/12/2009Chemical spill reporting violation: EPA settles with Stephenson Service Co., Freeport, Illinois
05/08/2009EPA: $3.55 Million in grants for contaminated land cleanup, economic development in Illinois
04/15/2009Recovery Act funding to accelerate cleanup, boost economy, create jobs and protect human health at Waukegan hazardous waste site
04/15/2009EPA recognizes 12 Energy Star Partners from the Midwest for outstanding energy efficiency
04/08/2009Illinois receives economic recovery funding from U.S.EPA to reduce diesel emissions, create jobs
03/26/2009EPA celebrates 15 years of environmental justice grants; awards $39,906 for projects in Chicago
03/24/2009EPA reaches agreement with GFX International on clean-air violations
03/24/2009EPA reaches agreement with Arkema on clean-air violations
03/19/2009EPA issues latest information on toxic chemical releases in Illinois
03/16/2009EPA begins new cleanup in Ottawa, Ill.; meeting March 25, 7 p.m.
03/12/2009New report analyzes EPA's asbestos sampling at Illinois Beach State Park
03/10/2009Former Mayor Daley Chief of Staff To Speak On Philanthropy And Public Policy March 26
03/04/2009Six Midwestern cities make EPA's top 25 list with most Energy Star buildings in 2008
02/26/2009EPA awards over $4.8 million to Midwest Clean Diesel partners; Wis. DOT gets $750,000
02/18/2009EPA wraps up Des Plaines River oil spill cleanup
02/12/2009EPA names new head of its midwest criminal investigation program
02/09/2009EPA update: Des Plaines River oil spill
02/09/2009EPA'S Illinois Green Power Partners cut greenhouse gas emissions
02/05/2009Crestwood Chemical firm, former president and manager sentenced for illegally dumping industrial waste in sewer
02/03/2009EPA completes $2 million North Chicago, Ill., Cleanup
01/20/2009EPA settles with Gateway Regional Medical Center on chemical inventory reporting violations
01/15/2009$2.6 Million for Brownfields Environmental Job Training
01/14/2009NU Lincoln scholar to speak on Lincoln and leadership Jan. 27
12/17/2008ExxonMobil to Pay Penalty for Violating Agreement
12/11/2008Projects that go native get kudos from EPA and Chicago Wilderness
11/21/2008EPA awards $271,278 in grants to 11 Midwest environmental education projects
11/13/2008EPA Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative Leadership Group presents awards for diesel emission reduction
10/30/2008EPA conference will help vets and small business owners win grants and contracts
10/29/2008Professionals and Students Recognized for Lifecycle Building Innovation
10/17/2008EPA reaches agreement with Vesuvius on clean-air violations
10/16/2008Navy Pier exhibit features energy-efficient model home
10/10/2008EPA, DOJ and State of Illinois reach agreement with Crane Composites on Clean Air Act violations
10/02/2008NEWS BRIEF: EPA issues amended citation to BP for clean-air violations at its Whiting (Ind.) refinery
10/01/2008NEWS BRIEF: EPA regional library has opened
09/19/2008EPA reaches agreement with Radiac abrasives on clean-air violations
09/18/2008EPA hosts Environmental Nanotechnology Conference in Chicago, Oct. 7 - 9, 2008
09/12/2008EPA issues Clean Air Act operating permit to Veolia
09/09/2008Illinois cement plant agrees to reduce harmful emissions
First National Settlement to Reduce Emissions from Cement Plants
09/04/2008EPA settles with Evanston landlord for lead-based paint violations; includes $6,760 penalty and major window replacement project
09/03/2008EPA orders Illinois dairy to stop discharges, apply for permit
08/19/2008EPA issues list of Midwest counties it plans to name as not meeting new, health-based soot standard
08/13/2008Lynn Buhl begins work as Regional Administrator
07/31/2008EPA, DOJ reach $2 million settlement on Summit, IL, hazardous waste cleanup
07/21/2008Lynn Buhl to Serve as EPA Regional Administrator for the Great Lakes Region
07/09/2008U.S. EPA Surveys Illinois flood waste
07/08/2008Media Advisory: EPA Hearing on draft Veolia air permit set for tomorrow in East St. Louis
06/17/2008Pipeline Company Settles Petroleum Spills
06/16/2008EPA Proposes Vessel Discharge Permits
06/11/2008Four of the nation's largest home builders settle storm water violations
06/05/2008EPA hearing on draft Veolia air permit set for July 8 in East St. Louis
06/04/2008EPA reaches agreement with Specco on clean-air violations
05/27/2008EPA orders three southeastern Illinois oil producers to submit information
05/20/2008Hazardous chemical release reporting roundup: EPA settles with Illinois, Michigan companies
05/08/2008Black Beauty Coal Co. to create new wetlands in Indiana as part of settlement with EPA
05/02/2008Public health agency OK's Oak Street Beach asbestos study
04/29/2008EPA honors young environmentalists
04/25/2008EPA'S Great Lakes Earth Day Challenge a resounding success; more e-waste and old meds collections this weekend
04/25/2008EPA orders Scotts to stop sales of two more pesticides with false or misleading labels
04/25/2008EPA asks nine major national chains to pull illegal Miracle-Gro pesticides from shelves
04/24/2008Plans to protect five Great Lakes now available
04/23/2008Two college teams from Illinois win EPA awards to develop innovative technology
04/23/2008College Students Find Greener Solutions to Protect the Planet - EPA P3 Award Winners
04/21/2008EPA's Earth Day Challenge: Collect 1 million pills and 1 million pounds of e-waste to help protect the Great Lakes
04/18/2008MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA kicks off Earth Week with Monday press conference on the Great Lakes Earth Day Challenge at the Shedd Aquarium
04/17/2008Students Recognized for Contributing To Healthier Environment
04/11/2008EPA cites Chicago landlord for lead-based paint violations; $18,958 penalty proposed
04/11/2008EPA settles with Fujifilm Graphic Systems on hazardous waste violations; sets $40,721 penalty
04/10/2008Great Lakes Earth Day Challenge 2008: Go green and head to a drop-off in your area for e-waste and old meds
04/10/2008Note to public service directors: Earth Day PSAs available on EPA web site
04/08/2008EPA awards $18 million in Brownfields grants to 56 communities in Great Lakes states