A blue-and-white picture of a lincoln park protest, with people holding signs.

The Battle of Lincoln Park: Urban Renewal and Gentrification in Chicago

by Daniel Kay Hertz

Are you a sucker for politically and economically complex situations? What about compelling battles for equality? If you answered yes two either of those questions gets a "yes", then The Battle of Lincoln Park is sure to keep you engaged. you'll get the strange fight of a community who just wanted their apartment buildings maintained better, which led to them being evicted, their buildings being demolished, and fancier houses replacing their old cheaper apartment buildings. It seems almost too strange and sad to be true, but let's face it: this is just how capitalism works.