Residents of the Southeast Side have faced pollution from nearby Indiana coal plants. The decision to shut down an aging plant in the early part of 2011 brought hope for fresher air. But a new plant reignited concerns--and several Southeast Side community groups have since joined forces.
Chicago’s far Southeast Side evokes images of factories, abandoned industrial sites and blight. But few realize it’s also home to the city’s largest wetland.Hegewisch Marsh is an oasis of trees, migratory birds and trails that’s undergoing extensive restoration.