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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.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Neighbors Say General Iron Pollution Puts Them More At Risk During Coronavirus Crisis, But Scrapper Says It’s ‘Essential’

The owner of General Iron said the scrap metal yard is an essential business. Neighbors, including Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd), disagree.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Neighbors Of General Iron Ask EPA To Return To Chicago For Independent Study Of ‘Fluff’

Neighbors say the dust coming from the facility should be studied further before General Iron moves to the Southeast Side. 

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Will Lincoln Yards Vote Be Delayed? Hopkins Says Maybe After Mayoral Candidates, Neighbors Call For Stall

"Why not wait? The voters spoke," a member of one neighborhood group said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town