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Humboldt Park residents rally after death in vacant home

by Thomas Owen
April 19, 2012


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Vacant home on West Grand Avenue.

Neighbors and Action Now members gathered in Humboldt Park after the death of a woman found in a vacant building. The two sides spoke out against abandoned homes that are not secured, saying that the spaces attract potential criminal activity, including drug use and sexual assault.  The crime has neighbors searching for answers.