Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Saturday, June 22

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The City of Chicago has ceased dragging its feet on a publicly-subsidized old-folks home on the corner of Roosevelt and St. Louis in the North Lawndale neighborhood on Chicago's West Side. The nearest retirment home is in the 3700 block of West Washington, in Garfield Park. This is just one of the many projects initiated by the Stalinist-sounding "Plan for Transformation," developed by the CHA in "tandem" with City Hall. Work on the Lake Park Crescent mixed income development in Kenwood has also moved along well in the last three months; and the movement of Cabrini Green families into "North Town Village," the developer's neighborhood on Halsted between Evergreen and Weed has been completed with 79 families successfully relocated. It's just a start, but a start.

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