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Mar 06

Aurora crash causes diesel fuel leak into Fox River

Water and sewer employees pinpointed where the fuel was going into the river, on the 400 block of South River Street, where the fire department's hazardous material team then responded and limited it spreading, according to the news release.

    Aurora crash causes diesel fuel leak into Fox River
    A passenger car and tractor-trailer collided Tuesday morning on Aurora's West Side, with the truck leaking dozens of gallons of diesel fuel into the Fox River, according to the Aurora Fire Department. The spill did not affect drinking water and poses no danger to the public, according to a news release from the fire department.

Feb 26

One Earth Film Festival brings environmental awareness

• 6:30 p.m.: Sustainability Resource Fair, 7-9:30 p.m. "Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman" at Waubonsee Community College, Aurora Downtown Campus Multipurpose Room, 18 S. River St., 1st Floor, Aurora

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• 12-2:30 p.m.: "Fly by Light" at Chicago Public Library, Austin Branch, Auditorium, 5615 W. Race Ave., Chicago

• 1-2:30 p.m.: Young Filmmakers Contest: Winner Screenings, Awards and Reception at Columbia College Music Center, 1014 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago; families encouraged to attend

• 3-5 p.m.: "Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes" at Jackson Park Field House, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave., Chicago

• 6:30 p.m.: Reception, 7:15-9:30 p.m. Evolution of Organic at Good Earth Greenhouse, 7900 Madison Ave., River Forest. Tickets: $20

• Noon to 2:30 p.m.: "Making Waves" at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago

• 12:30-2:30 p.m.: "Making Waves" at St. Giles Catholic Parish, McDonough Hall, 2nd Floor, 1101 Columbian Ave., Oak Park

• 12:30-2:30 p.m.: "Rise: Sacred Water, Standing Rock" at National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago

• 1-3 p.m.: "Sea of Life" at St. James Church, 19 E. 29th St., Chicago

• 2 p.m.: Extreme Ice Exhibit, 3-4:30 p.m. "Chasing Ice" at Museum of Science and Industry, Giant Dome Theater, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Tickets: $12

• 2-5 p.m.: "Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution" at Windsor Park Lutheran Church, 2619 E. 76th St., Chicago

• 3-5:30 p.m.: "Wasted! The Story of Food Waste" at Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Tickets: $7

• 6-8 p.m.: "Evolution of Organic" at St. Paul & the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester Ave., Chicago

• 5:30 p.m.: Reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m. "Dolores" at Google, 320 N. Morgan St., Chicago

• 6-8 p.m.: "The Gateway Bug" at Roosevelt Middle School, 7560 Oak Ave., River Forest. Tickets: $7

• 7-9 p.m.: "Island Earth" at Northeastern Illinois University, Alumni Hall, Student Union, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr, Ave., Chicago

• 7 p.m.: Reception, 7:30-9:30 p.m. "Defined by the Line" and "Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution" at Patagonia Chicago, 48 E. Walton St., Chicago. Tickets: $20

• 5:30 p.m.: Reception, 6:30-9 p.m. "Chasing Coral" at Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center with Shedd Aquarium as Partner, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago

• 6-8:00 p.m.: "Searching for Gold Spot: The Wild After Wildfire" and "Urban Nature" at Garfield Park Conservatory, Jensen Room, 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago

• 6:30-8:30 p.m.: "After the Spill" at Institute of Cultural Affairs, 4750 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago

• 7:30-9:30 p.m.: "What Lies Upstream" at Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago. Tickets: $6

• 6 p.m.: Reception, 7-9:30 p.m. "Unfractured" at Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park. Tickets: $20

• 9-10:15 a.m.: Family Films: "The Song for Rain," "Sweet Cocoon" and "Piper" at Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 Chicago Ave., River Forest, for families/children ages 3-8

• Noon to 2:30 p.m.: "Wasted! The Story of Food Waste" at Loretto Hospital, Auditorium, 6th floor, 645 S. Central Ave., Chicago

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: "Fly By Light" at St. Benedict The African Parish, 6550 S. Harvard Ave., Chicago

• 1-3:30 p.m.: "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" at Old St. Patrick's Church, Hughes Hall, 700 W. Adams St., Chicago

    One Earth Film Festival brings environmental awareness
    One Earth Film Festival, running March 2-11 throughout the Chicago area, is an annual event that presents environmental films with the goal of creating a greater understanding of climate change, sustainability and what people can do to make a difference.


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