Mayor Schilly, meet Elliot Davis.For the past two-and-half years a group Crystal City residents have been waging an all-out war with City Hall over a controversial plan to build an iron-ore smelter in the Jefferson County town. The group Concerned Citizens for Crystal City (a.k.a. C4) is dead set ... More >>
Crystal City Mayor Tom SchillyThe residents of Crystal City opposed to an iron-ore smelter in their community had one of their wishes come true last week. State Auditor Susan Montee finally released her audit of City Hall. The group Concerned Citizens for Crystal City (C4) org ... More >>
Crystal City council members passed a conditional use permit Thursday that clears the way for a controversial iron-ore smelter in the Jefferson County town. Opponents of the smelter had hoped to thwart the project during the permitting process last week, but those efforts failed when the council vot ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal reports today on the ongoing debate to bring an iron-ore smelter to Crystal City. Click image for a higher-resolution version. The story, "Jobs Unwanted," compares Crystal City to that of many factory towns looking to revive themselves as the nation’s economy transfo ... More >>
Crystal City forges one hell of a deal.
Lawsuits fly as Crystal City residents try to stop construction of a pig iron production plant.