- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
‘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."
‘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."
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.
Feds Suspend Investigation Into Approval Of Southeast Side Metal Scrapper’s Permit
The U.S. EPA's investigation is on pause after federal and state environmental regulators began "informal resolution agreement discussions" last month.
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.
City Says Federal Probe Into East Side Metal Scrapper Permit Has Its ‘Full Support’ Despite Rejecting Prior Discrimination Investigation
City officials have downplayed a civil rights complaint filed by Southeast Siders and rebuffed requests from a federal department to delay Southside Recycling's permit review. Now city lawyers are telling the feds following civil rights laws "is of great importance."
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.