Chicago Sun-Times: Rail yard project temporarily derailed

Friday, August 16, 2013

Yesterday the Chicago Plan Commission delayed its vote to amend two TIF districts near Englewood that would have allowed a proposed rail yard expansion to move forward. This deferral will allow more time for ELPC, Sustainable Englewood Initiatives, Northwestern Legal Clinic and our other community partners to continue negotiating for a fair deal on air pollution, open space and quality of life in the Englewood community.

ELPC is not opposed to the rail yard expansion – in fact, we want it to move forward so the community can receive the economic development and job creation benefits – but we also want to make sure that the expansion is done in a way that does not exacerbate the troubling rates of asthma and respiratory illness that already exist in the neighborhood.

Read about the decision in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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