Articles By Colin Boyle

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Police Investigate Gunfire That Hit Parked Car In Bucktown

Officers from the Shakespeare Police District said they recovered two .45 shell casings and one bullet.

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General Iron Fined $6,000 By City After Explosions

The city is also installing air quality monitors so it can see if any "harmful substances" were emitted during the explosions "and to more closely monitor the air going forward."

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If Work Has Stopped At Hilco Site In Little Village, Why Did The City Just Issue A New Building Permit?

Despite telling neighbors work is indefinitely halted at the site after a botched demolition, the city issued a $40 million building permit to developer Hilco Tuesday.

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Neighbors Celebrate Closure Of General Iron, But Scrappers Now Unsure Where To Take Truckloads Of Metal

The morning after an explosion that forced the shutdown of the Lincoln Park metal recycling plant, scrap metal collectors showed up looking to unload.

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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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Major Explosion At General Iron Scrap Plant Rocks Neighborhood, Company Suggests ‘Potential Sabotage’

"It shook our whole place, the whole building shook," a nearby resident said. "We could see some smoke coming up immediately."

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Aldermen Line Up To Get 1 Million Masks From Willie Wilson By The Truckload

The donation comes after Wilson sought to sell masks to the city and state, but Mayor Lightfoot and Gov. Pritzker balked at the deals.

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Mayor Shuts Down Crawford Coal Project After ‘Unacceptable’ Dust Cloud Descends On Little Village

Environmental groups asked the mayor beforehand to stop a planned implosion of the smokestack. The project's developer said it had a plan in place to mitigate dust issues.