General Iron Public Meeting this Saturday
Dear Neighbors,

In answer to our calls for public information about the situation with General Iron, the Lightfoot administration has announced a Zoom meeting this Saturday.

Sponsored by the Chicago Department of Health, the meeting will cover the plans by Reserve Metals Group (RMG)--which acquired General Iron--t o operate the new facility in the Tenth Ward on the Southwest Side and its continued operations in our area. I have been assured all questions will be answered.

As you know, General Iron's shredding operations have been closed as a result of two explosions that occurred in May. Please read the General Iron Closure Order and view my previous newsletter here .

The City has repeated that General Iron must meet critical safety goals in order to potentially re-open its shredding operations. The city is expected to brief us about potential health effects and will address new regulations that may apply.

General Iron has agreed that it will shut down operations in our area on December 31st of this year, and I believe they should be shut down as soon as legal and feasible. I think our community is entitled to understand the health effects of its operation here and at its new location.

Chicago Department of Public Health
Briefing and Town Hall

Saturday, July 25, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Zoom meeting
Participants must register in advance at

Written comments can be sent to

It will only be a few short months before General Iron leaves our community - now is time to decide what will replace it. We need need an environmentally responsible response to COVID and our climate change issues.

The industrial site that is General Iron needs to converted into an asset that benefits all Chicago. That's just one reason why we deserve a commitment to the  North Branch Park & Preserve. T he Chicago River belongs to all of us, not just for some.
Be safe and Wear A Mask!


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