Chicago Sun Times: Readers weigh in on ‘the truth’ about Jefferson Park apartment plan

After Mark Brown, columnist for the Chicago Sun Times wrote an article about the zoning hearing for 5150 n. Northwest Highway, readers weighed in to correct the record. "Speaker after speaker at Tuesday’s Zoning Committee hearing stressed that their objections to the development were based on the height and density of the planned seven-story, 100-unit building, not the demographic makeup of the likely residents." But then these letters came in. And they told a very different story:

Group Opposing Affordable, Accessible Housing Development Hold Press Conference that Ends with Annou

Shouts of "go back to where you came from! Go back to your neighborhood, this isn't it!" And online taunts - "curioisty is not stalking... do you still practice Hassidic Judaism?" from board members of opposition neighborhood groups had become par for the course for a Jewish NfAH supporter. The signs about Holocaust survivor George Soros being behind the affordable housing proposal were there from day-one. And then there was this. After a press conference intended to demonstrate that opposition had not been based on prejudice, a member of that opposition told the assembled press that paid advocates had been "hired by the Jewish community." This is what members of the opposition group are

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