"Feds Indict 2 Over Tainted Crestwood Well"

"Unwilling to fix leaky water mains in Crestwood, a south suburb known for its penny-pinching ways, village leaders secretly supplemented their supplies for more than two decades with a community well they knew was contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals."

"Then they repeatedly lied about it in documents intended to assure the public their drinking water was safe, according to federal criminal charges filed Thursday against two Crestwood officials accused of participating in the scheme."

Michael Hawthorne reports for the Chicago Tribune August 11, 2011.

Source: Chicago Tribune, 08/16/2011