A History of Disinvestment on Chicago’s West Side

Journalists, community members and developers talked about a recent ProPublica Illinois investigation, “Disinvested: How Government and Private Industry Let the Main Steet of a Black Neighborhood Crumble,” a…

Journalists, community members and developers talked about a recent ProPublica Illinois investigation, “Disinvested: How Government and Private Industry Let the Main Steet of a Black Neighborhood Crumble,” a deep dive into Chicago’s Madison Street corridor. Our panelists talked about the history and current state of Madison Street and what steps can be taken to restore the neighborhood of East Garfield Park.

Moderated by Block Club Chicago reporter Pascal Sabino, the discussion features:

• Tony Briscoe, reporter with ProPublica Illinois
• Siri Hibbler, founder of the Garfield Park Chamber of Commerce
• David Doig, president of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
• Rev. Marshall Hatch, Jr., Garfield Park Wellness Collaborative

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This post was originally published on Radio Free.


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