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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Chicago Police Officer Who Shouted Homophobic Slur Under Investigation

Officials said a formal misconduct complaint was filed and the investigation was launched.

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Chicago Churches, Synagogues, Mosques Can Reopen With 50 People Inside, Lightfoot Announces

The city, however, warned the elderly and people with underlying health conditions to not attend services in person

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30,000 Protesters March And Rally To Protest Police Brutality, Racial Inequality

PHOTOS: The massive protest began at Union Park on the Near West Side and streamed to an area near Seward Park on the Near North Side.