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A Cabrini-Green activist group is suing the Chicago Housing Authority, which is still developing its plans for the area's historic rowhouses. The Chicago Housing Authority says it plans to include the community in its decision-making.


Cabrini rowhouse revamp stirs up lawsuit

by Tara Kadioglu
May 16, 2013


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While the Chicago Housing Authority and local activists argue over the future of Brenda Lockett's street, she says she wouldn't mind "mixed" over public housing.

The Frances Cabrini rowhouses on Locust Street -- created in 1942 for World War II industrial workers and their families -- remain the last standing buildings from the famed Cabrini-Green public housing developments.  A group of community activists oppose a CHA development plan for the rowhouses. But not all residents are against the plan.