Heroin addicts from Puerto Rico are being sent to Chicago - sometimes with one-way tickets from police there, or from government authorities. The men are told they’re coming for high-end treatment. The places they end up are often rundown, unlicensed residences with no treatment - and many addicts leave. Reporter Adriana Cardona Maguigad brought us this story on This American Life. Theodora Binion is acting director of the Illinois Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and joins us to talk. Also, jazz sounds from Makaya McCraven.
The high rises may come down and residents may be relocated but for some, the longing for the communities that public housing created never goes away. An effort to preserve those ties is now underway thanks to the National Public Housing Museum and the City of Chicago.
Updated 12/13/10 at 1:05 PM.Last week Chicagoans watched the departure of the last resident of one of the city’s most iconic public-housing complexes, Cabrini-Green. For better or worse, the change in Chicago’s public housing stock is part of Mayor Richard M.
It’s the end of an era for the Cabrini-Green housing development on Chicago’s Near North Side.The last Cabrini-Green public housing high rise closed today on Thursday at noon. And the last family has moved out.
A federal judge has ordered that the remaining families must leave a notorious Chicago housing project early. Only two families are left at the Cabrini-Green public housing high rise on Chicago's near North Side.