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Unread 06-01-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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Much as happened since the original filming took place:

One dream, two paths - Chicago Tribune
It dosent mention it in the article, but Agees father was murdered in Berwyn a couple years back as well. Sad.
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Unread 06-02-2009, 04:28 AM
 
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It dosent mention it in the article, but Agees father was murdered in Berwyn a couple years back as well. Sad.
It does mention Agee father's death, however it doesn't mention where he died.
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Unread 06-02-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Passed out on the trail to Hanakapi'ai
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say it in a mirror
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Unread 05-19-2010, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Ukrainian Village
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So is Cabrini history now?

Eviction notices for some of last Cabrini-Green families :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State (http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/2291808,CST-NWS-cabrini19.article - broken link)
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Unread 05-19-2010, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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I don't remember the year, but I believe it was CB where the lady Mayor lived for a short while to prove how safe it was. If I recall correctly she was a one term Mayor.
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Unread 05-19-2010, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Nort Seid
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I don't remember the year, but I believe it was CB where the lady Mayor lived for a short while to prove how safe it was. If I recall correctly she was a one term Mayor.
yep, Jane Byrne. and it was quite safe, as it would be for anyone who had an armed guard 24/7.

the irony of that pitiful PR move was that it is documented that when she came into the unit crime jumped in the immediate area, as the police department was simply reallocating its regular Cabrini detachment to cover her.
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Unread 05-19-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Exactly. It was a media feeding frenzy that not only cost a second term. it cost her credibility. I don't remember that anyone paid a lot to attention to her after that silly stunt. I thought at that time that if she wanted to make a point she needed to do it on her own with a limited income. If I recall correctly no one in CG had a $100K salary and an almost unlimited expense account. If she wanted to shed alight on Chicago poverty, she did a good job - but it solved no issues for those in CB or the surrounding area. .
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Unread 05-19-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: New York City via Austin via Chicago
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Also, the building where she lived had an unitended consequence. They permanently blocked off the back entrance(with brick) and therefore remained only one entrance. After she left, it became a major drug fortress and there was only 1 way in and out which made it harder for the cops to chase running suspects.
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Unread 05-19-2010, 04:29 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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Also, the building where she lived had an unitended consequence. They permanently blocked off the back entrance(with brick) and therefore remained only one entrance. After she left, it became a major drug fortress and there was only 1 way in and out which made it harder for the cops to chase running suspects.
didnt the rest of the buildings copy that format?
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Unread 05-19-2010, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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So is Cabrini history now?

Eviction notices for some of last Cabrini-Green families :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State (http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/2291808,CST-NWS-cabrini19.article - broken link)
Not quite. Rowhouses remain.
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