Environmentalists target Chicago PD gun range

Citing the potential for lead and noise pollution, eco-warriors hang a a bull's-eye on range plans


By Frank Main
The Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — Environmental groups have put a bull's-eye on Southeast Side landfill property the Chicago Police Department hopes to develop into an outdoor firearms range for its officers.

The city is proposing to build the range in a landfill at 134th and Jeffery near the Calumet River. City officials are negotiating a lease with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and plan to start operating the range in the spring, Chicago Police Sgt. Ray Hamilton said.

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