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Will a New Residential Development Rise from the Ashes of U.S. Steel?

In years past, U.S. Steel’s South Works plant in South Chicago gushed flame and created towering piles of slag as it forged the steel that built skyscrapers around Chicago and across the country. Nowadays, South Works is mostly empty, deserted land. But developers hope to turn it into a mixed-income development that they say will […]

Pilsen Artists Promote Community Sharing and Interaction

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Pilsen Artists Promote Community Sharing and Interaction

City officials and developers have been promoting Pilsen as Chicago’s hot new arts neighborhood. But some local artists fear all this attention will mean gentrification for their community. Gentrification is the change in urban communities that happens when the wealthy buy housing property in impoverished areas, often displacing long-time residents and altering the neighborhood’s cultural […]

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