|One of the Buddha heads near Gidget's |
old stomping grounds, the Morse "L" stop
An update on a story that began last year on now dead Everyblock, then continued on the reborn Broken Heart Of Rogers Park, was then covered by the then newborn DNAinfo.com and a cause celebre taken up by the Rogers Park outpost of the Occupy movement. Where did Gidget (Jennifer the homeless alcoholic woman who openly drank alcohol in public who haunted Morse and Glenwood) find housing? In the Occupy Rogers Park posting it alludes to the fact that she is residing close by in native Rogers Park.
Occupy RP in their posting states that this sends a strong message to Alderman Joe Moore and James Cappleman that people can't be pushed out of the neighborhood which "many would like to further gentrify". Which isn't completely untrue, but the gentrification (aka revitalization of cities) process is larger than what any certain persons or groups wish or want, it really is decided by the free market. The United States for better or worse is the most capitalistic nation on Earth which includes the housing market.
We'd (Occupy Rogers Park) also like to thank everyone who followed up on Jennifer's court case by working to ensure that she got the housing she needed. It was a much longer battle than it ever should have been, and a powerful reminder that few people enjoy such advocacy, and far too many are left behind.