CHICAGO
01/04/2012 10:58 am ET Updated Mar 05, 2012

Is Woodlawn Pastor An Overextended Do-Gooder Or Political Rainmaker?

One fall morning, Leon Finney Jr. speeds from block to block pointing out each of the townhomes and high-rise apartment buildings he's built in the Woodlawn community in the past four decades. With his personal cameraman in tow, the community organizer turned real estate developer and pastor pulls his Lexus sedan to the side of the road every few blocks and hastily jumps out with his keys still in the ignition. At most stops, he hikes forward 30 or so paces and then turns around, flashing a wide grin as he walks toward the camera. It's a windy day, and his trench coat flaps in the wind, exposing his pink sweater vest and signature bow tie.

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