Articles By Maxwell Evans
A group of South Shore residents will hold a July 4 fundraiser at the vacant lot at 6700 S. Dorchester Ave. to kick off their plans for a market on the site.
General Iron is shut down indefinitely after an explosion in May, the mayor said. But she did not say if she would require the scrapper to remain closed once an investigation is finished.
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"This won't get solved without a holistic, all-hands-on-deck approach," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. "Now is the time for us as Chicagoans to rise to this challenge."
My Block, My Hood, My City is leading a cleanup of the 7100 block of Vernon Avenue 10 a.m. Thursday.
The application period ended in February and was the first overseen by Mayor Lori Lightfoot. More than 325 businesses applied for funding.
Hilary Leithauser and Takintayo Akinbiyi face eviction over April's late rent, despite consistent contact with TLC Management and a pledge from the landlord to provide relief to cooperating tenants.
Laura Staley's family will match the first month of recurring donations in an effort to encourage neighbors to help those in need.
A loop along 68th Street, Dorchester Avenue, 70th Street and Kenwood Avenue will be closed to through traffic to encourage pedestrians and cyclists to get outside.
The permit approval clears a path for General Iron — a metal scrapper with a long history of violations — to move into “an area of environmental justice concern."