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September 28, 2012

Trial over Joliet’s 2005 move to seize low-income complex opens

It's been seven years since the city of Joliet moved to seize Evergreen Terrace, calling the federally subsidized housing complex a dilapidated, dangerous and dirty place to live.

But the owners, residents and the Department of Housing and Urban Development fought back. They argued the property seizure is nothing more than a racist bid to snatch prime property, which sits across the Des Plaines River from downtown and Harrah's casino, and displace the overwhelmingly African-American residents who live there.

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