On Wednesday, crews began demolishing one of the worst slums in America, the Jericho Circle Slum (formerly known as "Westwood"), operated by America's Slumlords, the Aurora Housing Authority (AHA) in the second largest city of Illinois.
As a battle continues about the future of the site, how to demolish ALL of the failed public housing complexes in Aurora and how to prevent anyone from living in rotten housing again, it's a huge victory for everyone who worked so hard to make the demolition of Jericho Circle a reality.
Alderman Rick Lawrence, West Aurora Superintendent Dr. James Rydland with the entire school board, many community members, police and others played critical roles to solve the problem and force Mayor Tom Weisner to not support the AHA's scheme to operate Jericho Circle as long as possible and replace it with another mistake.
Turns out sometimes if you ask simple questions, speak up, find out facts and take action about chronic problems in our community, some people be forced to listen.
Thank You, Aurora for demolishing one of the chronic problems of recent history.