|This is not the "squalor"home|
But first let's save the kids.
Here is an only-in-Chicago story courtesy of the Chicago Tribune:
For nearly four years, the city of Chicago has threatened to tear down a two-story home in Englewood owned by relatives of former 16th Ward Ald. Shirley Coleman because of repeated complaints and failed inspections.Here are a couple of questions that need answers. Did Stephanie Colemen use her clout as ward committeeman to stave off razing her rathole? Her father called the people living their squatters, what steps did he take to evict these squatters?
But the building in the 900 block of West 59th Street was still up and housing families when police found nine children unattended and living in filthy and unsafe conditions last weekend, authorities said.
City officials say they will be back in court Thursday to again press for demolition of the building owned by the Rev. David Coleman and his daughter, 16th Ward Democratic committeeman Stephanie Coleman.
David Coleman is the ex-husband of the former alderman and Stephanie is her daughter. The Buildings Department said in a statement that it has "diligently worked" with them to repair the home and save it from demolition "with no results."
Former Ald. Shirley Coleman was married once before, to Hernando Williams. He was executed by lethal injection for murder, rape, and aggravated kidnapping.
9 kids found living in squalor in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood
(Photos) The abandoned homes of Chicago's violent Englewood neighborhood