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General Iron to pay $18K to settle citations for explosion, pollution; will admit no wrongdoing

The company also fixed equipment after two explosions and added some dust control measures at its Lincoln Park metal-shredding operation.

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Construction of General Iron’s new home on Southeast Side moving at full steam ahead

The CEO of the controversial metal shredder — rebranded Southside Recycling — is confident he’ll win the final permit needed from the city to operate in early 2021.

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Ald. Garza to oppose General Iron’s new metal shredder on Southeast Side, activists say

The planned move of General Iron from Lincoln Park to an industrial area along the Calumet River at South Burley Avenue and 116th Street later this year has been contentious since it was announced two years ago.

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100th Street to close Monday for railroad crossing repairs

The repairs are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Monday weather permitting, IDOT said.

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Man shot, killed in East Chicago

Jacque Anderson, 28, suffered gunshot wounds in the 1400 block of Carrol Street and his death was ruled a homicide.

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Man sentenced to 29 years in East Chicago post office bombing case

The bomb exploded Sept. 6, 2017 and injured a woman who worked at a U.S. Post Office branch at 901 E. Chicago Ave. in East Chicago.

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Man shot dead in East Chicago

Ahlon Buggs, 23, was shot multiple times in the 3900 block of Pulaski Street

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Man shot to death in East Chicago

A 19-year-old man was shot to death Saturday afternoon in northwest Indiana.

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Teen girl missing from East Chicago for 2 weeks may be in Chicago

Kira Williams, 14, left her home about 8:50 p.m. on Dec. 14 without permission.

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Man found shot to death in East Chicago

Marquis J. Dawson, 28, was found dead in the 400 block of Vernon Avenue.

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Tracking muskies in southern Lake Michigan: Latest caught at Michigan City, IN

Ryan Henry caught and released a muskie at Michigan City, Ind. in the latest of muskies caught on southern Lake Michigan.

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Man killed, another wounded in East Chicago shooting

Two men were shot — one fatally — late Saturday in East Chicago, Indiana.

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Boy, 14, critically injured by fireworks on Far South Side

The boy was lighting the firework about 8 p.m. in the 10800 block of South Avenue G when it exploded in his face.

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Bang a Gong: A big Chinook from southern Lake Michigan for Fish of the Week

Ed Polzin caught a 24-pound king near the Gong on southern Lake Michigan to earn Fish of the Week honors.

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Add another lake whitefish record on southern Lake Michigan: Some perspectives

Dustin Meeter caught a 6-pound, 3-ounce lake whitefish on April 13, the latest in a long line of record changes on southern Lake Michigan.

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Companies attempt to dismiss lead contamination lawsuit

Companies taken to court over property damage from the contaminated USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago have asked a federal judge to dismiss the

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Designers of collapsed Florida bridge working on toll bridge in East Chicago

The company that designed the pedestrian bridge that collapsed onto a Miami highway Thursday afternoon is working on a bridge in East Chicago, Indiana

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Authorities asking for help finding family of man who died in northwest Indiana

Lawrence Boardman Jr., 43, died on Wednesday at 1410 Columbus Drive in East Chicago, the Lake County Coroner's Office said. He lived in Hammond.

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Man shot to death in East Chicago

A man was shot multiple times in the 100 block of Guthrie Avenue in East Chicago.

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Missing Indiana girl, 15, found dead in East Chicago

Alicia Karina Casares, 15, was pronounced dead Thursday at her East Chicago home.

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Police: 15-year-old girl missing from northwest Indiana

Alicia Karina Casares was last seen about 6 p.m. at her home in the 600 block of 151st Street in East Chicago, according to East Chicago police.

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Coroner’s office searching for NW Indiana man’s family

The Lake County coroner’s office is asking for the public’s help in finding the family of a northwest Indiana man who died last month.

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Federal grand jury indicts man in East Chicago post office explosion

Eric P. Krieg, of Munster, Indiana, mailed a package that exploded Sept. 6 at the U.S. Post Office branch at 901 E. Chicago Ave. in East Chicago.

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Man charged with fatally shooting 69-year-old man in NW Indiana

A man has been charged with shooting another man to death nearly six months ago in northwest Indiana.

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30-year-old woman dies after being struck by vehicle in East Chicago

A 30-year-old woman died six days after she was struck by a vehicle in northwest Indiana.

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Suspects in brazen Hammond robberies may also be targeting Chicago

Chicago Police also sent out an alert on Thursday, warning of a series of at least nine other robberies in Chicago that follow the same pattern.

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Armed robbers don’t waste time, strike 3 times in matter of minutes

Police believe two young men robbed an 85-year-old man, a 67-year-old man, and a woman out with her 11-year-old daughter Friday morning in Hammond.

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Summer patterns, waiting on shoreline kings: Chicago fishing, MFR

Summer patterns build and hold in a week with fairly stable weather, and the wait is on for what all hope is a good fall run of Chinook salmon.

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1 killed, 1 wounded in East Chicago shooting

One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting late Friday in northwest Indiana.

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15-year-old boy shot to death in East Chicago

A 15-year-old boy who was fatally shot last week in northwest Indiana has been identified.

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Man killed, another wounded in East Chicago shooting

A 25-year-old man was killed and another man was wounded in a shooting Monday evening in northwest Indiana.

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Two boys, 4 and 15, die in ‘unrelated’ shootings in East Chicago

Two boys, one 4 and the other 15, died of gunshot wounds a few hours apart, and about a mile away from each other, in East Chicago, Ind.