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Crestwood Residents Lash Out At Mayor Over Tainted Drinking Water

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CRESTWOOD, Ill. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush has met with south suburban Chicago residents concerned about possible contamination of their drinking water in his attempt to assess how federal authorities should intervene.

It was Saturday's second meeting called to discuss the findings of a Chicago Tribune investigation published earlier this month. The newspaper found that, over two decades, Crestwood officials drew drinking water from a well that federal authorities had deemed contaminated with chemicals linked to cancer.

Earlier in the day, Crestwood residents shouted angry questions at Mayor Robert Stranczek ('STRAN-zehk) during a meeting where village officials declared that the water was safe.

Gov. Pat Quinn's administration on Friday said it would push for more testing of drinking water.

-ASSOCIATED PRESS

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