South suburban government officials and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency are being pressured to explain how water containing cancer-causing chemicals was supplied to the Village of Crestwood. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn called for an investigation yesterday after the story broke over the weekend in the Chicago Tribune
. The report stated that for more than two decades, and without notifying its residents, the village has been drawing water from a polluted well. Chicago Tribune
reporter Michael Hawthorne broke the story and he explains his findings.