Mayor's task force to study what to do after power plants close
April 25, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel has appointed a task force to figure out what to do with the land after 2 Chicago power plants are shut down.
Residents who live near the Fisk and Crawford power plants in the Little Village and Pilsen communities have complained about the pollution for years.
The plants will stop operations by 2014. They had been scheduled to stay open through 2018.
Mayor Emanuel helped negotiate the deal to shut the plants early.
The task force will include representatives from the community, City Council, ComEd, labor unions and City Hall.
- Married couple found dead in Garfield Ridge
- Chicago shootings: 6 dead, 24 hurt since Friday night
- Bad Wolf Coffee offers French caneles
- ABC7 First Alert Weather Forecast
- Police: One dead, one critical after South Lawndale shooting 48 min ago
- Six people shot at Easter party in Montgomery
- Chicago man killed in Salt Lake City stabbing
- Man ID'd after fatal crash on Ryan-Skyway ramp
- Woman wanted for Wicker Park bank robbery
- BMO Harris Bank branch in Austin robbed
- Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
- Chris Farley's brother seeks Madison aldermanic seat
- Baby boy found dead in Logan Square gangway
- abcnews: Meth Lab Found in Million-Dollar Home