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As rents rise, residents fight to stay in Albany Park
Dec. 19, 2014
As the housing market heats up in Chicago’s Albany Park, one community group is looking for creative ways to curb the displacement of low-income residents.
'Uber-gentrification' comes to the West Loop
Dec. 18, 2014
First it was Oprah, now Google. Randolph/Fulton Market continues to explode with tech companies and high-end retail, what researchers call gentrification on steroids.
Why don't black Chicago neighborhoods gentrify?
Dec. 17, 2014
Several South Side neighborhoods have experienced upgrades that don’t qualify as gentrification.
Can a neighborhood successfully redevelop without gentrifying?
Dec. 16, 2014
Belmont Cragin is recovering from the housing crash, but some worry it won't stop there.
Developer sees bright future — and displacement
Dec. 15, 2014
A man proposing an upscale apartment complex on Chicago’s Northwest Side acknowledges the project could price some longtime residents out of the neighborhood.
Why Ald. Waguespack didn’t vote for Emanuel’s budget
Nov. 20, 2014
The progressive alderman says he couldn’t vote for the budget without a breakdown of police overtime.
Why so few white kids land in CPS
Nov. 12, 2014
The pool of white school-age children in the city is much lower than other ethnic groups. The result is that fewer than 1 in 10 students in the district are white.
Campus police: real deal or rent-a-cops?
Nov. 5, 2014
Our case study: The U of C, where a private force polices 65,000 Chicagoans on and off campus.
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