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To the editors:

Things don't change much in Chicago.

July 13 Reader cover story: Steve Bogira, writing about the murder of Ruthie Mae McCoy in a CHA project, said the city's aldermen of the late 40s and early 50s and their constituents, who blocked the CHA's attempts to scatter much smaller projects throughout white middle-class neighborhoods, could be blamed for the crime of packing the poor into mammoth projects.

July 13 Chicago Sun-Times cover story: Fran Spielman and Michael Gillis reported that eight Northwest and Southwest aldermen would block any new scattered site CHA housing in their wards, saying it would destroy their neighborhoods.

Bill Rohde

N. Hoyne

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