Job Number One for Chicago’s New City Council: Housing

In this February 2008 photo, the once inhabited Cabrini Green residences on West Locust and North Sedgwick in Chicago were slated to be closed and eventually demolished. The site is now surrounded by upscale condos and apartments. (TheeErin/Flickr)

(I just found this feature on Medium enabling you to import stories you have written from other websites. How cool. I’m importing this nicely edited version of my “Chicago rents are too damn high” published by The Progressive website,, on May 16, 2019. )

J ust a week after he was elected as one of twelve new members to Chicago’s city council…