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Federal Judge Rules Against Southeast Siders, Won’t Force City To Deny Metal Scrapper’s Permit
Residents sued to try to block General Iron's owner from setting up shop in East Side as Southside Recycling, but the federal court ruling effectively ends the legal battle.
The City Won’t Say When It Will Make A Decision On Controversial Southeast Side Metal Scrapper’s Permit
It's a high-stakes decision, as Southeast Side residents and environmental activists have repeatedly called on the city to deny Southside Recycling its final permit.
City Defends Oversight Of Vaccine Distribution Process Despite Scandals At Loretto, Innovative Express Care
Despite multiple issues with providers vaccinating ineligible people, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city has done a good job at overseeing the vaccination rollout.
City Delays Decision On Permit For Controversial Southeast Side Metal Scrapper
Southside Recycling twice has applied for a permit to open at 11600 S. Burley Ave. City officials now say they want to assess the environmental effects of the proposed facility and four others already operating at the same site.
Judge Could Temporarily Block Southeast Side Metal Scrapper As Soon As Next Month
The lawsuit filed by Southeast Side residents accuses city officials of "environmental racism" when they issued Southside Recycling the first permit to open in East Side.
Month-Long Hunger Strike To Stop Southeast Side Metal Scrapper Ends Near Lightfoot’s Home — But The Fight Continues
Strikers were joined by more than 100 supporters as they gathered near Mayor Lori Lightfoot's home and marched to pressure the city to deny Southside Recycling's bid to open in East Side.
With Limited Internet Access, Elderly Chicagoans Struggle To Get Vaccinated — Even With ‘A Village’ Of Relatives Helping Them
Liz King, who lives in South Carolina, said her multi-state struggle to find a vaccination appointment for her elderly loved one left her concerned older Chicagoans are being "discounted, ignored and set aside in the whole vaccination shuffle."
City’s Push To Permit Scrapper In Over-Polluted Southeast Side Is ‘Disgusting,’ Activists Say — And Now They’re On A Hunger Strike To Stop It
Oscar Sanchez, Breanna Bertacchi and Chuck Stark say they will go without food "for the long haul" to block Southside Recycling from opening in the 10th Ward, which is already overburdened with pollution from various industries.
People In Jails, Prisons Will Be Vaccinated In Next Phase, State Confirms After Advocates’ Push
Dozens of groups demanded the state act more quickly to protect prisoners and detainees, who now are in line to be vaccinated in the second round of immunizations. The policy change is "a major victory," an advocate said.
In Backing CPS Reopening, Health Department Studied COVID-19 In Catholic Schools — Which Presents Problems, Critics Say
A study by the city's health department monitoring coronavirus spread in the Catholic School system shows in-person learning is relatively safe, city officials said. But some educators say the study is flawed.
City Rejects ‘Incomplete’ Proposal For General Iron Owner To Operate In East Side; Metal Scrapper Must Reapply
RMG, General Iron's parent company, must refile its application to open a recycler at 116th Street and Burley Avenue after the city found numerous portions didn't meet local health requirements.
Southeast Siders Tell General Iron’s Owner, City: We Don’t Want Your Metal Scrapper Here
More than 300 people signed up to speak, but only a few dozen were allowed to give input during the two-hour meeting. People can weigh in on the plan to open Southside Recycling through Jan. 14.
Coronavirus Outbreak At West Side Shelter Reveals Risks To People Who Are Homeless
"Until we are able to find a viable housing solution, it will be very hard to come up with any public health solutions," said Richard Ducatenzeiler, executive director of Franciscan Outreach.
General Iron’s Owner Applies For Final Permit Needed To Bring The Metal Scrapper’s Operation To East Side
News of the permit application comes one week after federal officials asked the city to withhold the final permit until an investigation into a civil rights complaint — triggered by General Iron's exit from Lincoln Park — is complete.
After Breaking Promise To Neighbors, City Says It ‘Missed Opportunity’ To Tell Southeast Siders About General Iron Owner’s Permit
After failing on an earlier promise to increase transparency as RMG plans to leave Lincoln Park and open a metal scrapper on the East Side, health officials made a similar pledge Monday.
City Officials Quietly Approve East Side Permit For General Iron Owner — Breaking Promise To Alert Public
RMG, General Iron's owner, received the first of two permits it will need to move its metal recycling equipment and most current employees and begin operating on the Southeast Side as "Southside Recycling."
Uptown’s Jakes Pup In The Ruf, One Of Chicago’s Oldest Hot Dog Joints, Closed By City For Health Violations
City health inspectors found "15 live roaches" in the restaurant, records show.
City Unveils Environmental ‘Reform Agenda’ As East Side Neighbors Continue To Fight General Iron’s Plans
Though General Iron's corporate owner received state permits last month to move the scrapper to 11600 S. Burley Ave., the city is still awaiting applications for two local permits the company needs to finalize the move.
Town Hall On General Iron’s Planned East Side Move To Be Held Saturday
You can learn about the city's permitting process for the metal scrapper's plans and provide feedback at a virtual forum Saturday.
Lightfoot Won’t Commit To Keeping General Iron Closed Through Pandemic
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.