‘The face of Cabrini-Green’: A lost child, a legacy of failure and a changing neighborhood

CHICAGO — On a cold Saturday at the end of October, the corner of Division Street and Cleveland Avenue was consecrated. A small crowd bowed their heads and prayed along with a man whose voice projected out to the whole block. “We glorify your name, Lord God, for the life and the legacy of Janari Ricks.” They stood next to new condos whose listings boast of soaking tubs and wraparound balconies. A couple of blocks south were the Cabrini-Green rowhouses, the last vestige of the old neighborhood, where Janari lived and died. Jalisa Ford, Janari’s mother, bowed her head and wiped away tears. It ha…

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