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November 29, 2019

How a struggling neighborhood in Chicago made its way back

  • A feisty core of South Side residents have banded together to save their neighborhood, where the number of vacant homes and apartments has dropped from 665 in 2012 to 351 in fall 2019.
    AP National Writer

    AP Photo/Martha Irvine [enlarge]
    Hasan Smith uses a jackhammer to break up an old sidewalk next to the home in Chicago on May 30, 2019, that he and his crew rehabbed for himself and wife Mary.

    CHICAGO — Many know the violent repute of parts of this city, the shootings, gangs, forgotten main streets and residential blocks plagued with boarded-up houses and apartment buildings.

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