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Daley vs. Little Italy: Did the Mayor Drop UIC on the Neighborhood Out of Spite?

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Protesters rally against UIC's arrival in the Little Italy neighborhood

A cadre of homemakers in Little Italy spent years protesting Mayor Richard J. Daley’s decision to place the University of Illinois at Chicago campus in their neighborhood.

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Why did Richard J. Daley push for the UIC campus to rise from the heart of a long-standing ethnic neighborhood? In this special Curious City presentation, reporter Monica Eng examines the pervasive suspicion that the mayor’s choice rose from a political spat or — even worse — from disdain for the Italian-American community. Click here for the full story.

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