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Kadner: Cook County says it has a real plan to help south suburbs

Sterling Lumbeer Ribbon Cutting 12/20/2013

Cook County funded road improvements for Sterling Lumber’s new facility in Phoenix and Harvey and LB Steele in Harvey. Sterling held their grand opening at the new site in December 2013.

Escorted by Cook County officials, I am taken on a tour of some of the poorest suburbs in the Chicago region targeted for economic development as part of a new government strategy.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle attempted to explain her vision during a telephone call, but I am not the sort who does well when asked to conceptualize. I need to see for myself.

Preckwinkle stressed that instead of Cook County government making piecemeal improvements in the region as needs arose, there now is a plan in place to coordinate highway improvements, public transportation, economic development, housing and infrastructure development…Please click here to read Phil Kadner’s editorial in the Sun-Tines.

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