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June 6, 2023

Your Tips for Chi Transplants, Parks vs. Beaches, and Metal Shredder Update

An administrative judge ruled late last week that the city should have granted a permit to a metal scrapping facility looking to operate on the Southeast Side. Host Jacoby Cochran and lead producer Simone Alicea talk about how we got to this point. Plus, we get your advice for people moving to Chicago, and Simone and Jacoby talk parks vs. beaches.


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