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Something’s rotten in Ford Heights: drugs, murder, and charges of corruption in America’s poorest suburb

Ford Heights is a rough town. In 1989 the far south-side community of less than 6,000 won the title of poorest suburb in the country–for the second year in a row. The poverty level is nearly 40 percent; unemployment is more than 40 percent. Neighboring areas, such as Chicago Heights and Sauk Village are reviving, […]