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Uptown Tent City Residents Removed from Viaducts Without Permanent Housing

CHICAGO, IL – (ENEWSPF)—September 18, 2017. This morning 25 residents, known as Uptown Tent City, were removed from the parkway west of the Wilson viaduct by the Chicago Police Department.  Chicago Police Department officers and Streets and Sanitation employees forced residents to dismantle their tents and tossed the tents that were not dismantled into flatbed trucks to be taken to storage.

Many of the 50 residents of the viaducts, which provided stability and security for the residents, removed their tents before the eviction notice. Residents had moved their tents and belongings into the parkway west of the Wilson Viaduct this . . .

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