The Daily Northwestern

Illinois House approves bill for Senate to phase out cancer-causing ethylene oxide

Emma Edmund, Assistant City Editor

November 3, 2019

The Illinois House on Wednesday approved a bill for the Senate that would require the phaseout of cancer-causing ethylene oxide. The gas, which is primarily used to make other chemicals or as a pesticide or sterilizing agent,...

Evanston re-files lawsuit after finding nonhazardous materials matching coal tar in water lines

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant City Editor

June 9, 2016

The city re-filed a lawsuit against two companies last Tuesday regarding nonhazardous materials found inside and around south Evanston water lines. The initial lawsuit claimed the companies were responsible for high levels...

Illinois officials look to improve monitoring, testing of lead levels in water

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant City Editor

April 17, 2016

Although many Illinois communities such as Evanston have not experienced recent issues with lead poisoning, state officials are working to improve practices for monitoring and testing lead levels in the water in light of the c...

Federal judge dismisses Evanston’s lawsuit in James Park gas case

Billy Kobin, Reporter

February 26, 2016

A federal court judge dismissed earlier this month Evanston’s lawsuit against two gas companies the city claims were responsible for high levels of methane gas detected around a city park. U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee ruled Feb. 1...