General Iron partially reopens in Lincoln Park

General Iron partially reopened at its Lincoln Park facility June 29. | Sun-Times The city approved the resumed operations following two explosions at the controversial metal-shredder’s North Side site. General Iron reopened part of its Lincoln Park operations for the first time since the city shut down the site after explosions in May. Under a […]

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Striking shipbuilders are losing health coverage in pandemic

The stakes are growing in a strike against shipbuilder Bath Iron Works as company-provided health insurance is running out in the middle of a global pandemic By DAVID SHARP Associated Press June 30, 2020, 6:57 PM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PORTLAND, Maine — The stakes are […]

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General Iron gets state OK to open on Southeast Side

General Iron was given the OK by state regulators to move to 11600 S. Burley Ave. on the Southeast Side. | Google Community groups and local politicians opposed the metal-shredder’s plan to move from Lincoln Park to the majority Latino neighborhood. General Iron will be allowed to build its new car-shredding operation on the Southeast […]

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Ald. Garza pushes Pritzker to delay General Iron’s move to Southeast Side

Trucks dump metal scraps into a pile at General Iron in Lincoln Park. | Annie Costabile/Sun-Times “Emissions on the Southeast Side only serve to further the environmental injustice, all the more glaring as this facility considers moving from the wealthy and overwhelmingly white North Side to the working-class and majority Latinx South East Side,” she […]

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General Iron’s city violations won’t be a factor in whether it gets new permit, state says

General Iron needs a construction permit so it can move from its Lincoln Park location to the Southeast Side. | Annie Costabile/Sun-Times The Illinois EPA says it can’t consider the metal shredder’s citations in Lincoln Park when determining whether it can operate on the Southeast Side. Since December, industrial metal shredder General Iron has been […]

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Tommy Lee & Son Brandon Show Off Their Bulging Biceps Together After Ending Feud — Pic

We’re all handling the lockdown differently — in Tommy Lee’s case, he and his son Brandon are pumping iron, smoking, and creating TikTok videos. Tommy Lee, 57, has warned fans, “Don’t try this at home kids!!!” as he took to TikTok with his son Brandon Thomas Lee, 23. The pair are in lockdown amid the […]

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Omar Bashir: What to know about Sudan’s dictator accused of genocide

For three decades, Omar al-Bashir ran Sudan with an iron fist while marred by allegations of genocide before a military coup overthrew him in 2019. Al-Bashir, 76, seized power in Sudan after a military coup in 1989. For years, the dictator evaded the International Criminal Court (ICC), despite global condemnation. Being mostly out of reach, al-Bashir frequently […]

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