Thursday, June 14, 2012

50 Wards: 17th Ward’s Mary Harris prays for Englewood comeback

I noted this series in a post from June 3, 2012. Yesterday, WBEZ talks to a 17th Ward resident Mary Harris about living in her community. She's seen all the changes and it went from good to bad and she still hopes for a comeback. And she's doing her part at least:
Her personal experiences with government have been less than satisfying. Harris says she tried to buy the empty lot next to her home, but when she asked the alderman for assistance, she never heard back.

“So what do I do?” she says. “For about 25 years I’ve been cleaning it. I lawn-mow it – my son, and…before him I did it. I keep it clean.”
Hmmmm, that quote makes you wonder? Is the Alderman blowing this lady off? Is there anything the city can do to place this property under her ownership?

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