In communities like Park Forest just south of Chicago, there’s a natural longing for the past. Life used to seem logical in this planned community. A high school graduate could get a decent job at Hollymatic, which until 1982—almost 20 proud years—manufactured the machine which made standardized hamburger patties, revolutionizing the fast food industry. A Hollymatic employee could earn enough over time to buy a home, shop at Sears at Park Forest Plaza, and even support a family…read more of MarySue Barrett’s blog post about the Chicago Southland Housing and Community Development Collaborative here.
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