"Ex-Official Guilty in Tainted Water Case"

"A federal jury didn't hear from prosecutors about toxic chemicals in the drinking water of south suburban Crestwood. Or about higher-than-normal cancer rates in the working-class village. But on Monday, the jury ensured that the only public official to stand trial in the tainted water scandal will be held accountable for a more than 20-year scheme to conceal the secret use of a Crestwood well — crimes uncovered by a 2009 Tribune investigation."

"After a weeklong trial and less than seven hours of deliberation, the jury convicted Theresa Neubauer, the village's former water department supervisor, on one criminal count related to her involvement in the plot and 10 other counts for making false statements in official documents."

Michael Hawthorne reports for the Chicago Tribune April 29, 2013.

Source: Chicago Tribune, 04/30/2013