Some residents feel 'shut out' of vision for 'Invest South/West' program, Illinois Answers finds

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago initiative aimed at investing more in undeserved neighborhoods is getting mixed reactions from some people. Mayor Lori L...

January 7, 2023
7:50 PM

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago initiative aimed at investing more in undeserved neighborhoods is getting mixed reactions from some people. Mayor Lori Lightfoot's highly touted "Invest South/West" program aims to spend $750 million in neighborhoods in need of development. When Lightfoot unveiled the program months into her term, she promised a collaborative, "community-based planning and development strategy that will ensure equitable investment in the South and West sides." However some residents say they've felt shut out of any real decision-making, said Illinois Answers Project reporter Sidnee King.

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