South Deering (WTTW News)

Protesters are urging the city to stop a metal-scrapping company from opening on the Southeast Side. What both sides have to say.

(WTTW News)

A group of hunger strikers is protesting metal recycler General Iron opening up on the Southeast Side. We hear from opponents and a company representative.

General Iron’s metal-shredding operation in Lincoln Park. (WTTW News)

General Iron Industries believes that two explosions at its scrap metal-shredding facility that shook Lincoln Park on Monday were connected to a new piece of pollution control equipment installed last year.