Aldermen are scheduled Thursday to consider a proposal from Mayor Lori Lightfoot to increase fines for large industrial air polluters and to hold a hearing on the environmental and health impacts that designated industrial districts have on neighborhoods.

Lightfoot’s proposal (O2020-6200) would pave the way for the Department of Public Health to enforce higher fines on “industrial facilities and demolition contractors that create dust and risk the health and quality-of-life of residents.”

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