Chicago's Cabrini-Green: 2 Brs, Inexp, W Vu of Roaches

Chicago's mayor takes an apartment in a crime-plagued slum

Chicago's mayor takes an apartment in a crime-plagued slum

On a tour of Cabrini-Green, a violence-torn public housing project on Chicago's Near North Side, Mayor Jane Byrne noticed a 16-year-old girl sitting in a police cruiser. The mayor asked what the youngster was doing there. She had just been raped, was the answer. The mayor returned home and a few hours later announced that she and her husband Jay McMullen would move into a two-bedroom apartment at Cabrini-Green. Said Byrne: "I asked myself what the difference was between this and other neighborhoods. In most,...

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