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  • Newshour: Chicago Public Housing Falls

    Newshour: Chicago Public Housing Falls

    Report on the demolition of public housing high rises around the city of Chicago, the effects of the project on public housing residents, and the city’s plans for mixed-income housing. Continue reading

  • Peace in the Hood?

    Peace in the Hood?

    The WTTW Journal looks into the gang truce in Cabrini–Green that was negotiated after the death of Dantrell Davis. Elizabeth Brackett speaks to law enforcement and people in the community about the ongoing peace and the former violence. Continue reading

  • [Gang Truce at Cabrini Green]

    [Gang Truce at Cabrini Green]

    A gang truce was negotiated in Cabrini Green following the death of Dantrell Davis. Government officials, law enforcement, and community leaders disagree on whether the gang truce or increased security measures are responsible for the ongoing peace in the project. Continue reading

  • [Cabrini-Green Housing Projects]

    [Cabrini-Green Housing Projects]

    This news segment reports on the violence in the Cabrini-Green housing projects. After the death of seven-year-old Dantrell Davis, Chicago authorities have implemented controversial security measures in the project. Continue reading

  • Easter in Cabrini, 1981

    Easter in Cabrini, 1981

    In 1981, Mayor Jane Byrne decided to address criticisms of her administration’s handing of public housing by moving in to the Cabrini Green housing projects. Her brief stay culminated in an Easter celebration featuring gospel music, an Easter egg hunt, and carnival rides. Some Cabrini residents were not happy to be used as a publicity stunt and staged a small protest. This video shot by Tom Weinberg and Tom Finerty shows the festivities and the quick arrests of the peaceful … Continue reading

  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: b-roll driving]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: b-roll driving]

    Raw video shot for “Voices of Cabrini.” Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the City of Chicago. This tape features b-roll recorded from inside a car. The car takes various routes around Cabrini-Green and the Gold Coast neighborhood. No audio for the majority of the tape. Continue reading

  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: Cutaways]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: Cutaways]

    Footage for the documentary “Voices of Cabrini.” Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the city of Chicago. This video features footage of the demolition of 1115-1117 N. Sedgwick, interviews with Peter “KSO-G” Geller and Mark Pratt, and several cut-away shots of 1150-1160 N. Sedgwick and redevelopment sites. Continue reading

  • Gang borders and gun violence in Cabrini-Green, 1998

    Gang borders and gun violence in Cabrini-Green, 1998

    In this disquieting video, a man describes the dangers he faces every day crossing the invisible gang borders running through the streets surrounding Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing projects. The footage was shot for Ronit Bezalel’s documentary, Voices of Cabrini. The interview took place in 1998, but it continues to be incredibly relevant to the  problem of gun violence that still plagues our city today. The interview took place in George Robbins’s barbershop at 456 W. Division Street, which was torn down … Continue reading