Community Members March to Ban Petcoke and Clean Up Agri-fine

More than  18-months have past since Mayor Rahm Emanuel told industry to clean up the practices that pushed harmful petroleum coke (“petcoke”) into surrounding neighborhoods and residents’ lungs–dozens of residents, community groups and elected officials will march, calling for an end to the ongoing industrial pollution in their community. The march will begin with a press event next to the Agri-Fine’s southeast side manufacturing plant, which produces persistent foul odors that plague surrounding neighborhoods. The company is currently being sued by the Attorney General/ State of Illinois for violating environmental regulation. From there, the march will proceed to KCBX’s North Terminal petcoke storage site, also currently being sued for air contamination, for a rally. The community is marching from one polluter to another and demanding that human rights come before commerce laws.

The march will take place on
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015, 4:30 PM Central Time, outside of Agri-Fine facility, 2701 E 100th Street, Chicago, IL 60617


·       The Honorable Susan Sadlowski Garza, Alderwoman, Chicago’s 10th Ward

·       Anna Johnson, Local Resident, Manor neighborhood

·       Mike Oganavich, Local Resident, Veteran’s Park neighborhood

·       Romona Cetnar, RN, 10th Ward Resident, National Nurses United

·       Bob Wisz Businessman Hegewisch neighborhood

·       Bryant Williams President Southeast Environmental Task Force

·       Bryant Williams,  President Southeast Environmental Task Force

·       Samuel Corona ,  Rise In Social Equality

·       Cheryl Johnson,  People for Community Recovery

·       Kate Koval,  Southeastside Coalition to Ban Pet Coke