Pieces of burnt and bent metal lay on the ground as fire crews were called to General Iron Industries in the 1900 north block of Clifton Avenue Monday after a major explosion, Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) said on May 18, 2020. Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

City Will Shut Down General Iron Following Monday Explosion, Alderman Says

A Monday morning explosion sent a plume of smoke into the air and hazardous material response teams to the controversial metal-shredding plant.

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Fed Up With Late Night Bar Tais Til 4, Lakeview Neighbors Push For Booze Ban On Block In Election

Some neighbors blame Tai's Til 4 for a fatal shooting outside the bar in February and pushed for the dry-precinct ballot measure to shut the bar down.

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New Restaurant Opening Across From California Blue Line In Logan Square

The new eatery, which will have a market component, is taking over the former Township spot at 2200 N. California Ave.

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Religious Services Should Be Moved Online As Coronavirus Surges In Illinois, Pritzker Says

Religious services should be held virtually to protect people as coronavirus resurges throughout Illinois, Gov. JB Pritzker said.