The atmosphere at a gathering of energy experts in Chicago this week was ebullient, with speakers describing a groundswell of innovation that promises to revolutionize the way energy is delivered on the grid.
A coalition of environmental and neighborhood groups say it is "unconscionable" that the Illinois EPA is not following through on an effort to regulate petcoke storage statewide.
Chicago and Minneapolis are among the top 10 cities in the country for having strong energy efficiency policies, according to a new report.
Oil trains are passing through and sitting idle for hours in the same low-income, largely black and Latino Chicago neighborhoods that have been at the center of recent high-profile environmental justice struggles.
A recent announcement that petcoke shipments to Chicago will end largely just consists of a company saying it will comply with city regulations instituted a year ago.
About 1,100 employees of BP's Whiting refinery just outside Chicago went on strike at 12:01 am Sunday.
The battle over petcoke in Chicago continued Tuesday with the City Council’s zoning committee passing an ordinance that would set limits by the end of March on moving the substance through the city.
On Wednesday, Chicago’s public health commissioner sent KCBX a scathing letter, denouncing the company for releasing plans “via press release” for a proposed petcoke enclosure.
As a Koch subsidiary seeks delays for a proposed petcoke enclosure, neighborhood activists question whether the city is doing enough to crack down on pollution from the facility.
Even though they closed in 2012, Chicago's controversial Fisk and Crawford coal plants are making an encore appearance in this year's municipal elections, to be held Feb. 24.