Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Chicago looks at tearing down abandoned buildings to fight crime

Abandoned home West
Garfield Park
I'd like to think my continuing series on abandoned Chicago homes series has something to do with this move by the CPD.

From Fox Chicago:
Chicago is taking steps to make parts of the city safer by tearing down vacant buildings.

People who live in some of the worst areas hit by high crime say the abandoned buildings attract gangs and drugs.

Tuesday, the Chicago Police Department and the city's Department of Buildings are expected to announce the fast-track demolition of vacant buildings in an effort to make Chicago communities safer. Officials say the plan uses numerous tools to fight crime and stop gangs from using these vacant buildings as centers for illegal activity.
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