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Posts Tagged ‘Rahm Emanuel’
  • Illinois Environmental News Update: Millennium Reserve Initiative

    Posted by on December 10, 2011
    The big environmental story on Friday was the announcement that more than 140,000 acres of land on Chicago’s Southeast Side that has served as an environmental dumping ground would be transformed into recreational and open space, under the “Millennium Reserve Initiative”.  The project will take billions of dollars and decades to complete.  To see the complete story, go to  http://www.sun...
  • City of Chicago Releases Nature & Wildlife Plan for 2011-2016

    Posted by on September 7, 2011
    The City of Chicago recently released the "Chicago Nature & Wildlife Plan Update: A Strategy to Enhance Urban Ecosystems 2011-2016." This plan updates the original 2006 plan to "continue Chicago's commitment to expand and improve our important urban natural areas."  It also reviews progress since the original plan, considers new issues and emerging information, and sets priorities for t...
  • Emanuel Chooses New Environment Commissioner

    Posted by on May 15, 2011
    From Friday's Chicago Tribune: "Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel today followed through on his promise to give the Chicago Transit Authority president he replaced a new gig in his administration. "Rich Rodriguez will take over as commissioner of the Department of Environment, where he will oversee a one-year review of the department's operations. Over the next year, Rodriguez will conduct an audit ...

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