Posts Tagged: day cares

My Chicago neighbors and I have lived with lead in our water. Enough is enough.

Safe drinking water is a fundamental human right. Yet, year after year, families in my community still struggle with lead-contaminated drinking water — and it’s coming straight from their faucets. [Chicago Tribune 8.16.2023] The Southeast Side of Chicago is made up of several vibrant communities, full of old houses like mine, plagued by many environmental… Read more »

Removing brain-damaging lead from day cares is aim of new Cook County initiative

Though efforts to replace potentially dangerous lead service lines across Illinois have been slow and costly, Cook County government Tuesday announced a new program to replace at least 550 such lines at suburban home-based day cares over the next two years. Under the new LeadCare Cook County, providers in Calumet City, Cicero, Hazel Crest, Harvey… Read more »