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To the editors:
Things don’t change much in Chicago.
July 13 Reader cover story: Steve Bogira, writing about the murder of Ruthie Mae McCoy in a CHA project, said the city’s aldermen of the late 40s and early 50s and their constituents, who blocked the CHA’s attempts to scatter much smaller projects throughout white middle-class neighborhoods, could be blamed for the crime of packing the poor into mammoth projects.
July 13 Chicago Sun-Times cover story: Fran Spielman and Michael Gillis reported that eight Northwest and Southwest aldermen would block any new scattered site CHA housing in their wards, saying it would destroy their neighborhoods.