"Metal Shredding Firm Sues Chicago Over Operating Permit"

"CHICAGO — The owner of a metal-shredding facility is asking a federal court to force the city of Chicago to issue a permit that would allow the company to open a facility in a Southeast Side neighborhood.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced this month that the city wouldn’t issue an operating permit to Southside Recycling until an environmental assessment could be completed. The decision was made at the request of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

“The city’s failure to issue the permit to Southside Recycling has caused significant and potentially permanent damage to Southside Recycling’s business,” the company said in its lawsuit filed Monday."

The Associated Press had the story May 19, 2021.


"General Iron’s Owner Sues City Over Permit Holdup, Seeks More Than $100 Million" (Chicago Sun-Times)

"Scrap Shredder Sues Chicago For Reneging On Deal" (Chicago Tribune)

Source: AP, 05/20/2021