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Gentrification in Chicago not only isn’t always a problem, often it’s an opportunity

February 17, 2020

Gabe Burgos, who calls himself a “Puerto Rican hillbilly” — he was born in Kentucky to Puerto Rican parents — lives with his wife Ara, a native of Costa Rica, in a Ravenswood two-flat the couple bought in 1982 for $97,000.

It was a tough neighborhood back then. The year the couple purchased their home, a burglar broke in to a house a few doors away, killed one of the people who lived there and set the place on fire. Continued here

Photo: Chicago Sun Times