East Chicago

The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog wants to hear from East Chicago residents about how well the agency communicates information on the USS Lead Superfund site. 

The session’s gaming bill passed the House Monday. But many supporters say they want a number of changes to the final version of the bill.

Senate Republicans rejected more than two dozen amendments offered by Democrats to the budget bill Monday.

East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland seems to have changed his mind about what should be done with the area where the former West Calumet Public Housing Complex once stood. But it’s unclear if that will change the Environmental Protection Agency’s cleanup plans for the site. 

East Chicago residents are getting another chance to voice their concerns about the Environmental Protection Agency’s cleanup at part of the USS Lead Superfund site. 

The mayor of East Chicago and its residents have different ideas about what to do with part of the USS Lead Superfund site once it's cleaned up. And how it’ll be used might determine how much lead and arsenic contamination gets removed. 

Environmental Protection Agency representatives spoke with East Chicago residents about tentative cleanup plans for the former public housing complex in the Superfund site.

Prominent Indiana conservative attorney Jim Bopp filed a lawsuit against East Chicago, arguing its ordinance violates an Indiana law that bans sanctuary cities. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill joined a lawsuit over an East Chicago, Indiana, ordinance that some claim makes it a sanctuary city.

A group of residents living in the USS Lead Superfund site is getting a long-awaited grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The $50,000 grant will help the group hire a technical advisor who can analyze and explain EPA documents to residents. 

A new study shows the historical blood lead levels of children in East Chicago’s Superfund site remained higher than those in the rest of the city.