Chicago Newsroom 9/7/17
Published on Sep 7, 2017
Ken Davis is joined by Chicago Tribune investigative reporter Michael Hawthorne, who writes extensively about Chicago environmental issues. They discuss Chicago’s readiness for extreme weather events, including how the City’s Deep Tunnel system would be able to handle large deluges of rain such as those that inundated Houston. They also discuss lead poisoning, including a series of stories Hawthorne wrote about lead in the private-market Section 8-subsidized apartments now used by thousands of CHA families. In addition, they examine the issue of lead water service pipes that connect almost every home in Chicago to the water mains under their streets. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).