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Two views of Woodlawn – fairy tale and reality

by Joe Zekas on 1/3/12

We begin with the fairy tale – a two-part video panegyric to the Rev. Leon Finney Jr, with cameo appearances by a number of Chicago notables.

A more realistic note is sounded by The Chicago Reporter’s articles on the Subsidized money pit and Following Finney. Finney’s Woodlawn Redevelopment Corporation was recently added to the City of Chicago’s Building Code Scofflaws list.

A while back YoChicago contended that:

Woodlawn has long been a national poster child for stunningly certain ways to squander hundreds of millions of dollars of public and private funds under the guise of “neighborhood revitalization” and “community development.”

Whither Woodlawn?

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