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January Update from Delta Institute

01.22.15 | Announcements

Exciting things are underway at Delta Institute. Learn about the Delta Institute’s paper, “Transforming Coal Plants into Productive Community Assets,” upcoming events, and more by checking out our January newsletter.


What Happens to a Coal Plant After it Closes?

01.21.15 | Announcements

Due to a changing energy sector and mounting regulatory and community pressure, coal-fired power plants are shutting down across the country. Aging coal plants are struggling to meet increased regulatory standards while staying economically competitive with natural gas burning facilities. Additionally, they negatively impact the health of community residents. As coal plants retire, it is important to understand the full…More


Fisk site to be developed into CTA bus garage

01.20.15 | In the News

This Chicago Tribune article discusses the mayor’s announcement to develop the site of the former Fisk power plant site into a CTA bus garage, with the potential to add 400 jobs, a nature walk, and a park to the community.


Salon dream gets a boost

01.10.15 | In the News

BOOST 2015 winner Octavia Hooks and her future salon, Octavia’s Natural Hair Care Experience, was featured in this Chicago Tribune article.