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2021/07/31Illinois Attorney General Raoul looking into odor complaints around Chicago asphalt plantBrett ChaseChicago Sun-Times
2021/07/28Feds jump into McKinley Park asphalt plant fracasBrett ChaseChicago Sun-Times
2021/06/21The growing call for environmental justice in ChicagoCaroline KubzanskyThe CloutCast
2021/06/10Vecinos se oponen a la construcción de viviendas asequibles frente a una fábrica de asfalto en ChicagoUnivision
2021/05/28Many industries call the Southwest Side home. McKinley Park — where a controversial asphalt plant built four years ago has sparked complaints about noxious odors — is pushing back.Nausheen HusainChicago Tribune
2021/05/25McKinley Park Housing, Office Space Development Near MAT Asphalt Plant Heads Toward City Council VoteJustin Laurence, Joe WardBlock Club Chicago
2021/03/22Better than Daley: Hired Truck Kingpin Thrives under LightfootAnthony MoserRampant
2021/03/15Did Chicago Stop Enforcing Environmental Regulations?Anthony MoserRampant
2021/01/29MAT Asphalt Owner Gets $10 Million Tax Break For Completed Building Under Program Meant To Spur DevelopmentJustin LaurenceBlock Club Chicago
2020/10/08City Repeatedly Breaks Promises To South Siders When Approving Polluters And DemolitionsMaxwell Evans, Mauricio PeñaBlock Club Chicago
2020/10/06Lightfoot’s Air Pollution Ordinance Stuck in City Council CommitteeFran Spielman, Brett ChaseChicago Sun-Times
2020/09/11McKinley Park Neighbors Stage ‘People’s Hearing’ On Controversial Asphalt PlantPascal SabinoBlock Club Chicago
2020/09/01City Considers Plan to Move MAT AsphaltJerome McDonaldWBEZ
2020/08/28City explores moving controversial McKinley Park asphalt plantBrett ChaseChicago Sun-Times
2020/08/28City rejects affordable housing funding for McKinley Park, citing nearby asphalt plantBrett ChaseChicago Sun-Times
2020/07/06Activists Pushing to Close McKinley Park Asphalt Plant Protest in Front of Owner’s HomePatty WetliWTTW
2020/07/02The Hedges Are Gone, But Protesters Now Want Wealthy Lakeview Homeowner To Close His Southwest Side Asphalt PlantColin Boyle, Justin LaurenceBlock Club Chicago
2020/06/30A Wealthy Family Planted Hedges On Park District Land To Make A Personal Front Yard, Inspector General AllegesJustin Laurence, Bob ChiaritoBlock Club Chicago
2020/04/14Risk Is in the AirTaylor MooreSouth Side Weekly
2020/03/12McKinley Park Neighbors Prep for Showdown With EPA Over Asphalt PlantPatty WetliWTTW
2020/03/11Residentes de McKinley Park se oponen a que renueven los permisos de operación de una planta de asfaltoNatalie PerezUnivision
2020/01/21Email Ties Alderman Cardenas To PolluterJacqueline SerratoSouth Side Weekly
2019/04/16Polluting Asphalt Plant In McKinley Park Surprised Local Leaders, Now A State Bill Requires State EPA To Warn ThemPascal SabinoBlock Club Chicago
2019/03/28Amid Concerns Over Dust, Controversial McKinley Park Asphalt Plant Applies For EPA Permit AgainPascal SabinoBlock Club Chicago
2019/01/29McKinley Park Asphalt Plant Gives Away 1,000 Turkeys As Some Neighbors Work To Boot Plant From NeighborhoodPascal SabinoBlock Club Chicago
2018/10/25Interactive Map: Pollution Hits Chicago’s West South Sides HardestBrett ChaseBetter Government Association
2018/10/11Environmental Justice Issues to Take Center Stage at Community Meeting Thursday in Little VillageMauricio PeñaBlock Club Chicago
2018/08/12Environmental Group Launches as Counterpoint to New Industrial DevelopmentJustin KerrMcKinley Park News
2018/08/06Fed-up Residents on South, West Sides Fight City Hall Over Influx of Polluting IndustriesBrett ChaseBetter Government Association
2018/07/29McKinley Park group rallies neighbors to push back against asphalt plant, lack of notificationTony BriscoeTribune
Outraged residents say they weren’t notified about new asphalt plant in McKinley Park
2018/06/29Worried about fumes, McKinley Park residents say officials failed to notify them about asphalt plant being built nearbyTony BriscoeChicago Tribune
2018/03/29Asphalt Plant to Begin Production This Spring in Central Manufacturing DistrictJustin KerrMcKinley Park News