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On Chicago’s West Side, Urgent Needs Collide With Washington Compromises

Posted on AllSides November 8th, 2021
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Akilah Townsend for The New York Times

Democrats in Washington want to talk about what has made it into President Biden’s domestic legislation. Chris Brown on Chicago’s West Side wants to talk about what has been cut.

For many in the North Lawndale neighborhood, affordable housing has a direct link to curbing gun violence in the area, where five people were shot near an elementary school this year. One proposed solution — which includes building thousands of homes and rehabbing vacant lots — could hinge on how much federal investment makes it from the halls of the Capitol to...

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