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Neighbors Say General Iron Pollution Puts Them More At Risk During Coronavirus Crisis, But Scrapper Says It’s ‘Essential’

The owner of General Iron said the scrap metal yard is an essential business. Neighbors, including Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd), disagree.

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Free Soul Food Restaurant On West Side Raising Money To Feed People In Need

The free restaurant feeds hundreds each day in an area that lacks healthy, affordable food.

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Saturday Is ‘Fiesta Mexicana Day,’ Honoring Uptown’s Oldest Restaurant

Peruvian immigrant Lucy Matthew opened Fiesta Mexicana on Broadway in 1979. Her daughter, Tania D'Agostino, now owns the restaurant.

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Ald. Sposato Calls Columbus Protesters ‘Savages’ At Police Budget Hearing

The Northwest Side alderman made the comment during a contentious City Council hearing about the Chicago Police budget.