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2 CPS Teachers Say They’re Being Fired In Retaliation For Their Activism Against General Iron

Chicago Public Schools officials said Chuck Stark and Lauren Bianchi showed "poor judgment and bias," offering students incentives to attend protests. The George Washington High School teachers called the allegations "bogus."

South Chicago, East Side

City Violated Civil Rights Of Black, Latino Chicagoans By Pushing Polluters Into Their Neighborhoods, Feds Say

The city's "driving role" in facilitating General Iron's exit from Lincoln Park benefited the mostly white community at Black and Latino South Siders' expense, federal officials said.

South Chicago, East Side

General Iron Tries To Reopen In Lincoln Park After City Rejects South Side Permit, But Officials Say No Way

"I don't see that as a possibility," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said after Reserve Management Group, which owns General Iron, applied for permits to reopen in Lincoln Park.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

City Denies Controversial Metal Scrapper Southside Recycling’s Permit After Activists Wage Years-Long Fight

Southside Recycling, formerly known as General Iron, will not be allowed to open on Chicago's Southeast Side. "The Southeast Side is no longer going to be your dumping ground," one activist said.

South Chicago, East Side

City Will Rule On Controversial Southeast Side Metal Scrapper’s Permit By End Of Week

If approved, equipment and employees from General Iron will move. The months-long analysis of the proposed Southside Recycling scrapper doesn't say whether the health department should allow it to open.

South Chicago, East Side

Controversial Southside Recycling Permit Decision Delayed Again Amid COVID Struggles, Health Dept. Says

A COVID-19 outbreak on a city research team and "COVID-related lab slowdowns" led to the delay, the city said. A permit decision is now expected in February at the earliest.

South Chicago, East Side

Southside Recycling Asks EPA, City Officials To Tour Completed Metal Shredder Ahead Of Permit Decision

With the city expected to decide next month whether to approve the Southeast Side shredder, the company asked the mayor, the city health commissioner and the head of the EPA to see the site.

South Chicago, East Side

SE Side Is ‘Overburdened’ With Pollution Amid Metal Scrapper Fight, Air Quality Report Says — But It’s Below EPA Benchmark For Concern

The findings come as activists continue to pressure the Chicago Department of Public Health to reject plans for Southside Recycling, a controversial metal scrapper planned for East Side.

South Chicago, East Side

Southside Recycling Sues City Again To Open In East Side — Just Days After Federal Judge Rejected Similar Suit

The planned metal scrapper's new lawsuit, like its prior suit, seeks more than $100 million in damages and a permit allowing the facility to open on the Southeast Side.

South Chicago, East Side

Judge Throws Out $100M Lawsuit From General Iron’s Owner That Tried To Force City To Give Permit To East Side Metal Scrapper

Southside Recycling's owners sued the city for more than $100 million and the right to open its East Side facility after the feds intervened.

South Chicago, East Side

Feds Will Study If Pollution From Site Of Planned Southeast Side Metal Scrapper Poses Health Hazards To Neighbors

A federal health agency will review the health impacts of two scrappers operating where Southside Recycling seeks to open.

South Chicago, East Side

After EPA Told Chicago To Halt South Side Metal Scrapper Permit, General Iron’s Owner Sues City For $100 Million

Southside Recycling is suing the city, alleging officials broke their agreement to help move General Iron’s operations to East Side.

South Chicago, East Side

With Southeast Side Metal Scrapper On Hold, Activists And Neighbors Pledge To Keep Fighting ‘Until The Permit Is Denied’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot delayed the city's permit review for General Iron's owner to open a fifth facility in East Side after EPA officials said the proposal raises "significant civil rights concerns."

South Chicago, East Side

City Delays Permit For Southeast Side Metal Scrapper After EPA Says Another Polluter Raises ‘Significant Civil Rights Concerns’

An EPA official urged Mayor Lori Lightfoot not to issue a permit for Southside Recycling until the city completes "a robust analysis of ambient air quality data from Chicago's Southeast Side."

South Chicago, East Side

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.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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.

South Chicago, East Side

‘Clean Air’ Ordinance Rejected By Environmental Groups Gets City Council Approval

The ordinance sets up a more involved review process for industrial companies wanting to open in the city. No environmental groups supported it, saying it "falls far short of what our communities deserve."

Citywide

‘Weakened’ Clear Air Ordinance For Heavy Polluters Moves Forward — With No Support From Environmental Groups

The proposal expands the city's role in approving permits to open industrial businesses with minimal community input. "We’re really relying on agencies that have failed ... to be the backstop to industrial polluters coming into more neighborhoods."

Citywide

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.

South Chicago, East Side

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.

South Chicago, East Side
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