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Head of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives hopes Pullman Park development will pull in jobs, growth

Head of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives hopes Pullman Park development will pull in jobs, growth

On a mild winter afternoon on Chicago's Far South Side, David Doig toured the soon-to-be home of a Wal-Mart Supercenter, now an empty lot stretching the length of 2 1/2 football fields. The lot is a small portion of a 180-acre site that has sat empty since theRyerson Inc.steel processor closed its coil pickling line in 2006. And it's where Doig, president of the nonprofit Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, hopes to spark a community revival and spur new kinds of job growth. Doig pointed at a cluster of trees near the last standing Ryerson building , which he hopes to transform into a community center. That's where he saw a deer before construction scattered the wild...

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