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This illustration released on May 3, 2017 by the Obama Foundation shows plans for the proposed Obama Presidential Center with a museum, rear, in Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side. (Obama Foundation via AP, File)

Ghian Foreman, a South Side resident and developer, says the Obama Presidential Center can benefit all residents in Jackson Park and beyond. 

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The now-closed Church of the Advent, 2900 W. Logan Blvd., in Logan Square.

As religious congregations shrink, churches all over the city are being shuttered and converted into luxury residences. But not everyone is happy with the results. 

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A Divvy docking station in the Chicago’s West Loop. (Tony Webster / Flickr)

A new study found that Evanston residents were generally accepting of bike-share programs like Divvy, while residents in Humboldt Park viewed such programs as signs of privilege and gentrification. 

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Chicago voters overwhelmingly favor lifting the state’s ban on rent control, but is it really the way to more affordable housing?

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(Credit: Sebastián Hidalgo)

Meet a photographer who captures a “culture under threat” in an area named last month by Forbes magazine as one of the 12 coolest neighborhoods in the world. 

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(Stephen M. Scott / Flickr)

Should Chicago follow the lead of New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. to enact rent control? We hear from both sides of the debate.

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A scorching accusation by a candidate for Illinois governor adds fuel to the gentrification debate in Chicago.

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How is the city addressing bike safety as well as concerns relating to inequality and bike infrastructure? Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield joins us.

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(Chicago Voz / Luiz Magaña)

When a developer painted over a beloved and iconic mural on a shuttered Pilsen community center last month, the response was swift and strong.

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We explore two neighborhoods that are at the epicenter of the gentrification battle, and how elected officials, community groups and developers are waging it.

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A brand-new grocery store opens its doors in one of the city's food deserts. What does it mean for neighbors in Englewood?

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(John Zacherle / Flickr)

Walkers, runners and cyclists may see a foot-traffic jam along the popular 606 trail during Tuesday evening rush hour. A group plans to march along the trail in protest of gentrification, saying it “destroys communities.”

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The Chicago History Museum has turned to Kickstarter to fund a project that would train high school students in East Garfield Park how to record oral history interviews with local residents. Learn more about the Forty Blocks project.

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Louise Rohr of Fine Wine Brokers (Rebecca Palmore / Chicago Tonight)

Lincoln Square's Fine Wine Brokers, a 20-year neighborhood staple, will close Aug. 31, according to the shop’s co-owner Louise Rohr, who cited rising rent as the deciding factor in the store’s closure.

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A new book looks at Bucktown's transformation -- from gang territory to stomping ground for new gentrifiers. We talk with author and former Chicago Sun-Times reporter Scott Jacobs.

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