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

Activists Push City To Close General Iron During Pandemic: City ‘Signaling It Will Not Stand In General Iron’s Way’

After a local alderman said General Iron's reopening is "highly probable," activists from Clean the North Branch renewed their calls for the city to shut down the Lincoln Park scrapyard.

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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.