Judge Tosses Lawsuit Demanding That City Issue Permit For Southeast Side Metal-Shredding FacilityA federal judge on Wednesday said the City of Chicago does not have to issue a permit to metal-shredding facility that wants to move to the city’s Southeast Side.
General Iron Owners Sue City For $100 Million After Final Permit Put On Hold Amid EPA Demand For Further ReviewSouthside Recycling "has jumped through every possible hoop, has supplied every last piece of information, has cooperated through every City delay, and has more than satisfied every permitting requirement,” the lawsuit claims.
Mayor Lightfoot Delays General Iron Permit To Move To South Side Over EPA ConcernsPlans to relocate a Lincoln Park car shredding plant to the Southeast Side are on hold because of environmental concerns.
Protesters Take Issue With Mayor Lightfoot Allowing Shredding Plant To Open On Southeast SideResidents of the city’s Southeast Side sent a message to Mayor Lori Lightfoot near her home on Saturday – stop letting companies pollute neighborhoods.
Garbage Fire Breaks Out At General Iron Shredding Plant In Clybourn CorridorA large garbage fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at the General Iron shredding plant in the Clybourn Corridor.
Southeast Side 'Bike Out' Protests Against Police In Schools, Relocation Of Scrap Metal Recycler To AreaA group of protesters sent a message on wheels Sunday as they bicycled throughout the Southeast Side.
General Iron Scrap Yard Shut Down After Explosion; Spokesperson Says Investigating Causes Including 'Potential Sabotage'Tuesday a General Iron spokesperson would not elaborate after saying they are "investigating all possible causes, including potential sabotage."
New Recycling Plant Not Welcomed By Some ResidentsThe company will soon relocate to an east side neighborhood and some residents there aren't happy.