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September 8, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Uptown getting look at controversial development
By Cheryl V. Jackson
Staff Reporter

Uptown residents tonight will get a look at detailed plans for a development that's under fire because it includes subsidized housing.

The meeting will take place at 6:30pm at Truman College, a project that has been in the planning stages for about six years.

But residents concerned about a high concentration of poverty in the community were upset to learn that plans will include two buildings of subsidized housing.

The Uptown Neighborhood Council will hand over a petition with about 2,600 names requesting changes. They are one of several groups concerned that incoming residents do not undergo drug screenings and background checks, as is the practice in mixed-income developments in other areas of Chicago, and who claim that Ald. Helen Shiller has refused to take seriously their concerns about the housing.

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