In response to the recent demolition of a coal plant in the Little Village neighborhood,[1] Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduced an ordinance to the Chicago City Council that would make it more difficult for industrial plant developments to site in and around residential areas.

The proposed legislation would require approval of a planned development for any industrial plants within six hundred and sixty feet of residential property.[2] Any industrial plants that engage in manufacturing, waste management or recycling would be subject to more scrutiny under the ordinance, such as by requiring public hearings.[3]

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