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NEIGHBORHOODS FOR SALE: PART 6

October 29, 2008

Robert Becker, Todd Lighty, Dan Mihalopoulos and Jeff Coen, Chicago Tribune

Congressman’s $200,000 loan
Tribune Investigation:

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s loan from a developer who contributes to his campaign raises questions about how clout drives the city’s zoning system

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Support Grows as Bloomingdale Trail Plan Progresses (PDF)

September 22, 2008

Newsletter Fall/Winter 2008-2009, Trust for Public Land

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Recently, a defunct auto repair building gave way to the wrecking ball in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood—another step toward the envisioned Bloomingdale Trail. The transformation of an underused stretch of elevated rail line into a three-mile linear park and trail will require the creation of access parks, one of them at the now-cleared lot at Milwaukee Avenue and Leavitt Street.

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