Metropolis http://wkms.org en Film About America's Only 'All Black City' Screens in Metropolis http://wkms.org/post/film-about-americas-only-all-black-city-screens-metropolis-0 <p>The documentary film "Against All The Odds" sheds light on the problems and accomplishments of East St. Louis, an historically&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">rich city where the African American population courageously survived some of America’s most gruesome historical events. Illinois filmmaker Sandra Pfeifer joins Kate on <em>Sounds Good</em> ahead of a special public screening event at the Metropolis Public Library on February 25 at 10:30 AM.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:51:53 +0000 Kate Lochte 38822 at http://wkms.org Film About America's Only 'All Black City' Screens in Metropolis Honeywell To Pay $90,000 Penalty To State For Hydrogen Fluoride Leaks http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-pay-90000-penalty-state-hydrogen-fluoride-leaks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Attorney General has ordered Honeywell International, Inc. to pay a $90,000 civil penalty following three releases of hydrogen fluoride at its Metropolis plant. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The company&nbsp;is also required to complete a series of system upgrades in accordance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:17:37 +0000 Rob Canning 37918 at http://wkms.org Honeywell To Pay $90,000 Penalty To State For Hydrogen Fluoride Leaks Honeywell Metropolis Recalls Remaining Laid-Off Workers http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-metropolis-recalls-remaining-laid-workers <div class="im" style="color: rgb(80, 0, 80); font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;">Honeywell’s Metropolis plant is&nbsp;bringing back the&nbsp;remaining 11 workers on its recall list to meet its 2014 production targets.&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;">Plant Manager Jim </span>Pritchett<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;"> says the recall allows workers to get trained and </span>recertified<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;"> in time to support plant operations in January. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:13:22 +0000 Rob Canning 37330 at http://wkms.org Honeywell Metropolis Recalls Remaining Laid-Off Workers IL Sen. Durbin Addresses Congress About Weekend Storms http://wkms.org/post/il-sen-durbin-addresses-congress-about-weekend-storms <p></p><p>U.S. Senator Dick Durbin addressed his colleagues in Congress yesterday about helping Illinois recover from severe weekend storms.</p><p>Durbin made the comments shortly after a phone call with the director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.</p><p>He says the widespread damages will require coordinated local, state and federal resources. He says he is ready to help endure federal funding heads to Illinois. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:14:34 +0000 The Associated Press 36692 at http://wkms.org IL Sen. Durbin Addresses Congress About Weekend Storms Ft. Massac Awaits Property Acquisition Grant Approval http://wkms.org/post/ft-massac-awaits-property-acquisition-grant-approval <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The non-profit support group for Fort </span>Massac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> State Park in Illinois is one step closer to purchasing a piece of property adjacent the fort on the Ohio River. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Friends of Fort </span>Massac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is looking to develop the former property of the </span>Laidlaw<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> coat hanger plant into a period village to accompany the colonial wooden fort.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:47:47 +0000 Austin Ramsey 35139 at http://wkms.org Ft. Massac Awaits Property Acquisition Grant Approval Metropolis Buying Flood Ravaged Homes to Assist Citizens http://wkms.org/post/metropolis-buying-flood-ravaged-homes-assist-citizens <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Mayor Bill McDaniel&nbsp;says his city is buying a number of flood-ravaged homes because the state is taking too long to help his citizens. McDaniel says the city council will be voting to commit &nbsp;$360,000 to purchase ten homes destroyed during major flooding in April of 2011.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:47:47 +0000 Drew Adams 33290 at http://wkms.org Metropolis Buying Flood Ravaged Homes to Assist Citizens Honeywell Metropolis resumes full production http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-metropolis-resumes-full-production <p>Officials for Honeywell’s Metropolis plant say the facility will begin full production of uranium hexafluoride this morning.&nbsp; Honeywell made the announcement yesterday after the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s completion of a plant upgrade review last week.&nbsp; Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:02:53 +0000 Todd Hatton 32928 at http://wkms.org Honeywell Metropolis resumes full production Metropolis Honeywell Plant Receives Bomb Threat http://wkms.org/post/metropolis-honeywell-plant-receives-bomb-threat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Honeywell Uranium Processing Facility is</span> allowing some plant workers to leave while law enforcement and plant management continue investigating a report of an explosive device in the plant.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Honeywell went on lockdown after receiving the report this afternoon. Honeywell spokesman Peter Dalpe said law enforcement and members of the state bomb squad are on scene.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:37:45 +0000 Rob Canning & Whitney Jones 31923 at http://wkms.org Metropolis Honeywell Plant Receives Bomb Threat Nuclear Regulatory Commission Meeting with Honeywell http://wkms.org/post/nuclear-regulatory-commission-meeting-honeywell <p></p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:59:52 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 21110 at http://wkms.org Nuclear Regulatory Commission Meeting with Honeywell Metropolis Landlords Voice Complaints About Delinquent Bill Collection http://wkms.org/post/metropolis-landlords-voice-complaints-about-delinquent-bill-collection <p>Metropolis, Illinois landlords showed up to last night&rsquo;s city council meeting en masse to protest the city&rsquo;s policy of holding them responsible for the delinquent utility bills of their renters. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:05:18 +0000 Shelly Baskin 20748 at http://wkms.org Metropolis Landlords Voice Complaints About Delinquent Bill Collection