Lincoln Stone Quarry
Attorneys with Earthjustice and Chicago Legal Clinic are representing CARE on the issue of improper disposal of toxic coal ash in our community. CARE has also requested a Public Hearing from Illinois EPA to protest the coal ash dumping. If our request is granted, we will post the scheduled date of the meeting as soon as we know.
New State Representative
The new state representative in the Illinois House for the 85th District in Illinois is John Connor (D). Representative Connor is replacing Emily McAsey, who resigned in June 2017 to move to the east coast. Prior to being selected to assume Representative McAsey's seat, Mr. Connor was an assistant state's attorney for Will County.
CARE plans to meet with Representative Connor at the earliest possible date to acquaint him with the group's continuing work on local environmental issues. Representative Connor's contact information can be found on the Illinois General Assembly's website at http://www.ilga.gov/. Read more about John Connor at
Ortiz, A. (2017, June 24). New state representative named to replace McAsey. The Herald-News. Retrieved from http://www.theherald-news.com/2017/06/24/new-state-representative-named-to-replace-mcasey/a620chz/
Vaisvilas, F. (2017, June 24). Will County prosecutor tapped to fill McAsey's House seat. Daily Southtown. Retrieved from http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-85th-legislative-district-st-0625-20170624-story.html
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