The Marktown neighborhood of East Chicago, Ind. is seen from the air. BP, which owns an adjacent petroleum refinery, wants to use the land where Marktown's 219 homes now sit for a parking lot. Though a formal offer is not yet on the table, BP has announced it is shopping for a real estate agent to determine the fair-market property values of Marktown houses.
Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune
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