Scrap metal is brought to General Iron Industries’ Lincoln Park facility on Friday, August 14, 2020.Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Feds Tell City: Don’t Issue General Iron Permit Until Civil Rights Investigation Is Completed

A letter sent to the city by a federal housing official said any further actions to facilitate General Iron's exit from Lincoln Park "could frustrate efforts to settle" a civil rights complaint filed by Southeast Side neighbors.

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Retired Chicago Firefighter Killed In Attempted Carjacking In Morgan Park

Dwain Williams, 67, joined the fire department in 1992. Police say he was stopping at a local popcorn shop when he was attacked.

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Kitten Trapped In Car’s Engine Rescued By East Ukrainian Village Neighbors

A neighbor who cares for a feral cat colony alerted Animal Control and cops for help, to no avail. It took a nearby vet tech and the car's owner to save it.

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Social Distancing Is A Privilege — And More Black And Latino Chicagoans Died Because They Couldn’t, Study Says

That translated into neighborhoods with more Black and Latino residents seeing more COVID-19 deaths in the spring, according to the study.