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Crain's Chicago Business

City chips in to build 250 new homes in North Lawndale

Chicago will sell vacant lots for $1 each to a joint venture that will build 250 single-family homes in the West Side neighborhood.

We are not helpless to stop gun violence

After being told nothing can be done about gun violence, we have learned to be helpless. A group of community leaders explains how to break the cycle.

Affordable housing is the key to ending gun violence. It's worked elsewhere.

The presence of hardworking homeowners and renters will do what no policing strategy or service program can ever do: Create a new majority of peace-loving neighbors who will enforce different standards of behavior where chaos has held sway for so long.