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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.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Nearing Their 4th Week Of A Hunger Strike, Activists Take Fight Against Southeast Side Scrapper To City Hall

Breanna Bertacchi, Chuck Stark and Oscar Sanchez will complete their 21st day without food Wednesday, as Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) joined the hunger strike and former Gov. Pat Quinn lent his support.

Downtown

Feds Asked To Test Air Pollution At Site Of Planned Southeast Side Metal Scrapper

Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth and Reps. Robin Kelly and Jesús "Chuy" García want the feds to test the two recycling facilities operating where Southside Recycling is trying to open.

South Chicago, East Side

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.

South Chicago, East Side

Feds Investigating State EPA For Approving Permit For Southeast Side Scrapper Planned By General Iron Owner

The Illinois EPA approved plans for Southside Recycling despite community outrage, saying the agency couldn't consider feedback or General Iron's past violations during its review.

South Chicago, East Side

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.

South Chicago, East Side

City Shouldn’t Be Punished For Letting Metal Shredder Move To Southeast Side, City Lawyer Tells Feds

City lawyers said the health department won't issue Reserve Management Group's final permit to open a scrapper until at least Jan. 19.

South Chicago, East Side

Lawsuit Accuses City Of ‘Environmental Racism,’ Seeks To Stop General Iron’s Owner From Getting Permit For East Side Scrapper

"The judge will determine where we will go from here, but we have no choice," the attorney filing the suit said. "We either fight or just roll over and play dead. And we chose to fight."

South Chicago, East Side

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.

South Chicago, East Side

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.

South Chicago, East Side

Activists Push City To Close General Iron During Pandemic: City ‘Signaling It Will Not Stand In General Iron’s Way’

After a local alderman said General Iron's reopening is "highly probable," activists from Clean the North Branch renewed their calls for the city to shut down the Lincoln Park scrapyard.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West 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

Before General Iron Leaves Lincoln Park For Southeast Side, Neighbors Want Cleaner Air — And Answers

"Our air remains polluted, toxic fluff continues to fall, the stench is worse and our questions to GI remain unanswered," neighbors wrote to General Iron's new owners.

Lincoln Park, Old Town