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High-Rise Plan Casts Shadow on Future of Grant Park

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High-Rise Plan Casts Shadow on Future of Grant Park

by Ashley Braden July 3, 2008 – Another high-rise in the ever-expanding South Loop is one step closer to being built, with much support from area residents. However, one community group still hopes to ground the project. Central Station, an $800 million residential development located at Roosevelt Road and Michigan Avenue, won approval from the […]

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Bronzeville Resident’s Rant

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Bronzeville Resident’s Rant

By Sharon Morgan July 2, 2008 – I just want to vent for a minute. I live in Bronzeville. I grew up here during some of its worst days and returned here in the midst of its emergence as Chicago‘s new mecca for the middle class. Now that we have a critical mass of homeowners […]

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New State Property Foreclosure Law Protects Tenants

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New State Property Foreclosure Law Protects Tenants

by Curtis Black, Community Media Workshop June 30, 2008 – Low-income tenants with Section 8 rental subsidies are increasingly facing eviction from properties going into foreclosure — often with no warning, and with fewer protections than other renters have. Often they’ve been paying rent throughout the foreclosure process, with no knowledge that their tenancy was […]

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Men March for Peace in Woodlawn

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Men March for Peace in Woodlawn

by Brian Patrick Roach June 27, 2008 – During a recent anti-violence march in Woodlawn, a man nudged a friend, pointed to a street corner, and noted that was where a young man he knew was shot to death. The man’s head slumped and shook side to side in grief. After a few moments, he […]

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Opponents of Gentrification in Logan Square Promise Fight

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Opponents of Gentrification in Logan Square Promise Fight

by Lindsay Welbers June 26, 2008 – Students enrolled in the Social Justice Academy at Kelvyn Park High School have produced a documentary called “Shelter: One Community’s Struggle” which highlights the concern of some that rising housing costs could push out longtime Logan Square residents. “We chose gentrification because we saw it happening right here,” […]

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Hotel project near Wrigley stalls

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Hotel project near Wrigley stalls

by Kaitlyn McAvoy. June 25, 2008 – In today’s Chicago Sun-Times, columnist David Roeder that Ald. Tom Tunney wants the developer of a 137-room hotel and 105 apartment project in Wrigleyville to scale back the development. Here’s what ChicagoTalks’ Kaitlyn McAvoy wrote about the issue last month: Lakeview residents and business owners are skeptical of […]

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