04/09/2012 05:01 pm ET Updated Jun 09, 2012

Why Is It Tough To Stabilize Chicago's Neighborhoods?

Banks filed foreclosure on fewer homes in Chicago last year, so it's easy to think the problem is fading. But five years into the crisis, a lot of neighborhoods are still coping with abandoned buildings that are dragging down prices and posing a danger.

One vacant house on the city's Northwest Side recently went up in flames, killing two people thought to have been squatting there.

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