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City Referendums: Hyde Park Enacts Booze Ban, Lakefront Development Halted

12/06/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Voters in Uptown, Edgewater and Hyde Park approved advisory referendums dealing with housing and development issues by landslide margins yesterday.

In Uptown, an affordable housing advocacy group, Northside Action for Justice, succeeded in placing two measures on the ballot.

One asked voters if they wanted 40 percent of the money from tax increment financing districts to be used to build and preserve affordable housing. The other asked if companies that get money from TIFs for projects should be required to hire local workers first and pay a living wage.

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