Press Conference at City Hall: Coalition to Ban the Landfill and I are here tell the Army Corps of Engineers that we deserve more in the 10th Ward. We deserve clean land, clean air, and clean water! This is a call to action! There was a meeting schedule with them the next day at 1pm at 3600 E. 95th Street and lets tell the Army Corps that we will not tolerate another land fill in our community but they closed the meeting to a RSVP listing. Reports stated that Alderwoman Garza requested another date and location where the community could be at this meeting to hear the Army Corps findings and tell them one more time we don’t want or need another landfill.
Reported by Centro de Trabajadores Unidos, Over the past four weeks, the Coalition to Ban the Landfill collected over 9,000 signatures from community residents protesting the landfill, which the city and Army Corps have proposed to build in the ward. Petitions were delivered in person by 10th ward residents to the Mayor’s Office yesterday as well as Congresswoman Kelly, Senator Duckworth and Senator Durbin.
The 10th ward currently has 8 landfills, many of which are toxic. If this landfill isn’t good enough for Congressman Lipinski’s district, where it was initially slated to go, it’s certainly not good enough for the 10th ward! Please sign the petition below to support the Southeast Community.