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NEIU looks to expansion, but some neighbors say slowdown

Northeastern Illinois University is facing declining enrollment, and to fix that, the school’s embarking on an ambitious new plan. It’s thinks more students will enroll if it offered student housing -- and if its neighborhood weren't so sleepy. The school’s planning to acquire nearby property via eminent domain, which has riled some neighbors, and created a rift in the community. We’ll talk about the issue and whether universities have used eminent domain in other parts of the city to breathe more economic life into them. Photo Courtesy of Facebook

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