A protest decrying MAT Asphalt, owned by businessman Michael Tadin Jr., was held outside Tadin's Lakeview residence after he removed the hedges he had planted on public land in the 3000 block of North Lake Shore Drive West in the Lakeview neighborhood on July 2, 2020.Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

The Hedges Are Gone, But Protesters Now Want Wealthy Lakeview Homeowner To Close His Southwest Side Asphalt Plant

Michael Tadin Jr. co-owns the controversial MAT Asphalt plant in McKinley Park. When it opened in 2018, bringing noise and pollution to the area, neighbors had no advanced notice it was coming.

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Art West Freedom Fest Begins Sunday, Showcasing West Side Talent

The festival will feature artists, performers and entrepreneurs to showcase creative opportunities on the West Side.

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As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.