Perillo BMW settles lawsuit with feds that claimed it let pollutants in Chicago River
Joseph Perillo and Perillo BMW have agreed to pay $80,000 and remove a collapsed wall from the North Branch of the river.
A Chicago auto dealer has settled a lawsuit with federal prosecutors that claims the dealershippolluted the Chicago River while improperly removing a steel wall.
Joseph Perillo and Perillo BMWhave agreed to pay $80,000 and remove a collapsed wall from the North Branch of the river neara building the dealership ownsin the 1300 block of North Branch Street, according to federal prosecutors in Chicago.
Perillo BMW allowed a steel river wall to collapse in 2018and subsequently cut off the wall at the water level, leading to a discharge of pollutants into the river and creating a hazardous obstruction to navigation, prosecutors said.
Joseph Perillo could not immediately be reached for comment.