CHA Goes on the Defensive about Child’s Death


The Chicago Housing Authority recently went on the defensive after a toddler was killed in the Cabrini-Green row houses in June.

Stuffed animals mark the spot where 3-year-old Curtis Cooper’s body was found after being crushed to death by a rod-iron gate at the CHA Cabrini-Green Rowhouses on June 27, 2008.
Photo by Mary C. Johns

The housing authority reacted to media reports stating that the agency was warned by federal housing inspectors about the potential threat of physical harm posed by some rod iron gates and fencing at the North Side public housing development.
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