Alderman Hopkin’s Statement on the Relocation of General Iron Regarding 7-13-18 report in Crain’s Chicago:

Regarding today’s 7-13-18 report in Crains Chicago:

When I took office I pledged to do everything in my power to facilitate a relocation or shutdown of General Iron.

Today marks the beginning of the final phase of these efforts.

However, I will not be satisfied with a drawn-out relocation process. With the North Branch modernization and environmental issues in mind, this transition should be expedited to accommodate for the future of the area.

I will continue my push to ensure that long-awaited improvements to this community are delivered safely and swiftly.

Brian Hopkins
Alderman, 2nd Ward