Tensions rise surrounding 606 trail and affordable housing in Chicago

  • Hundreds of protesters took to the 606 trail to raise awareness about rising rents and property taxes forcing families out of northwest side neighborhoods.
  • The Logan Square Neighborhood Association proposed two plans to keep long-term residents in their homes.
  • A Logan Square Alderman proposed a new 100 percent affordable housing building along Milwaukee Avenue.

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Last weekend, the 606 trail was buzzing with more than speedy bikers. The trail that opened nearly a year ago was filled with marchers protesting the gentrification of the elevated trail’s surrounding neighborhoods, like Logan Square and Humboldt Park.