Press Releases

CEJN Stands in Solidarity with Railroad Workers

As railroad workers find themselves in the crossroads of months-long negotiations over better working conditions and paid time off, CEJN stands in solidarity with them.

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Southeast Side Group Statement on “Zombie” General Iron Facility

Activists Urge City to Dismantle “Zombie” Southeast Side General Iron Facility in Addition to North Side Location

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MEDIA ADVISORY AND DAYBOOK ITEM FOR WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2022

Groups Shut Out of Process to Call on Pritzker Administration to Suspend Sale of Damen Silos

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City of Chicago Enters Negotiations with HUD

Lightfoot Administration to Enter into Settlement Discussions with HUD over Environmental Racism Dispute

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CEJN Statement on Building Decarbonization Report

Environmental Justice Groups Welcome City of Chicago Report on Building Decarbonization, Advocate for Creation of Accountability Board

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MEDIA ADVISORY AND DAYBOOK ITEM FOR WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2022

Millions in Federal Housing Funds Jeopardized by Racist Policies say Housing and Enviro Groups

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MEDIA ADVISORY AND DAYBOOK ITEM FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2022

Little Village Residents Say City’s Neglect Led to Tragedy from Hilco Implosion

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STATEMENT ON HUD DECISION Tuesday, July 20

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Releases Findings of Environmentally Racist Practices by the City of Chicago

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MEDIA ADVISORY AND DAYBOOK ITEM FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2022

800 Days After Botched Implosion in Little Village; Residents, Community Orgs and Ald. Rodriguez Call for Full Report Release

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MEDIA ADVISORY AND DAYBOOK ITEM FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2022

Chicago’s McKinley Park Residents to Host Their Own Public Hearing Responding to $500 Million Dollar City Contract Bid from Controversial Asphalt Plant

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MEDIA ADVISORY AND DAYBOOK ITEM FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2022

Educators in Chicago’s Southeast Side Demand New School Building After Ceiling Partially Collapses in their High School

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MEDIA ADVISORY AND DAYBOOK ITEM FOR WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2022

Advocates Urge Lightfoot to Rethink $188 Environmental Investments That Do Little to Address Sacrifice Zones

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MEDIA ADVISORY AND DAYBOOK ITEM FOR WEDNESDAY, MAR. 30, 2022

Industry Stalls Illinois’ Environmental Justice Act in State Senate, Community and Electeds Urge for a Vote

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MEDIA ADVISORY AND DAYBOOK ITEM FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022

TUESDAY, Advocates will gather for a press conference to call for accountability from the City of Chicago as it awards a 5-year asphalt contract to produce millions of tons of asphalt

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