Economy

September 22, 2010 11:21 AM

Ill. Neighborhood headed downward with abandoned houses

Life is not the same on Winslow Road. At least three houses on this quiet street just outside Belleville are vacant, casualties of foreclosure, unpaid property taxes or a sour economy. Weeds are overgrown, and the structures attract vandals, neighbors say, leaving those who remain to cope with declining property values and an unsafe environment for them and their children

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