Melrose Park (IL) Book Plant Accused of Air Pollution

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Thursday against a west suburban bookbinding and printing plant that she said illegally installed equipment that contributes to air pollution…Melrose Park-based Lake Book Manufacturing broke the law when it didn’t get construction permits before installing 10 printing presses that are capable of emitting “volatile organic materials.”

The attorney general said the company didn’t obtain operating permits for the printing presses and two gas-fired boilers that also can cause pollution.

Madigan is asking the court to force the company to stop using the equipment and pay penalties of up to $50,000 for each violation