Cook County Treasurer's Office - 7/25/2022
Chicago Sun Times
The history of government redlining haunts many struggling neighborhoods to this day. A little more than half of the 27,000 properties now at risk of being sold for back taxes are within areas the federal government had redlined.
Long-abandoned vacant lots and boarded-up businesses in Chicago are an unwelcome gift from the federal government, which has a duty to help restore them.
A new analysis of the lingering and appalling effects of redlining decades ago in Chicago should spur Congress and the Illinois Legislature to find ways to help make those properties assets to their neighborhoods again.
Read the story.