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Thursday, August 6

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The expanse of empty grass and trees you see to your right when you cross under the Stevenson on Cicero headed toward Midway was once LeClaire Courts one of the many housing projects shut down by the CHA in recent years. It's completely gone now.

Although it's gone on Google Maps' satellite view, you can still drive through the emptied buildings on Streetview:

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