Great story in today’s Sun-Times by Tim Novak and Chris Fusco about the affordable housing scam over at University Village, which was subsidized by our old friend, Mr. TIF.

Their story brought back memories of the eradication of Maxwell Street, which took over ten years to complete. Here’s an account you might find interesting.

Reading it over, I realize that Steve Balkin, Bill Lavicka (scroll down), and all the other preservationists were absolutely right in that old battle. They tried to warn us, but the mayor and the university and all the other insiders were just too strong.