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Thursday, June 23, 2005
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Supreme Court Rules Cities May Seize Homes
WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that local governments may seize people's homes and businesses against their will for private development in a decision anxiously awaited in communities where economic growth often is at war with individual property rights.
This isn't eminent domain, folks. This isn't building a road, or a city hospital, or a municipal facility. This is for private development and enrichment of the Republican classes. It makes me sick. Any time they want, they can decide that your little block of houses would be better off with a mega-condo development on it, promised with tax abatement and loosened zoning, and midnite-city-council-meeting approved backroom deals to campaign contributors, etc. etc. using substandard materials, etc. etc. all in the name of jobs and tax base.

Good midday, folks. Back from printing, but forgot to grab a copy of the little print for you to see.

Also, we are not surprised that Line Drive Art Gallery is no more. There are plans for it to move nomadically, much like Gallery 60035 in Highland Park, around Chicago, starting with a show in August at Lake Point Tower near Navy Pier. Name to be changed (most likely) to Lucid Artist Cooperative. Check back for more details.

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