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     December 19, 2019      #63-353 KDJ
 
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Officials from the city of Kankakee, United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties, and Kankakee School District 111 tour a home Wednesday morning in the 500 block of South Elm Avenue. The home is one of five that the three entities are viewing to turn into Strong Neighborhood Home in the city’s Se

Strong Neighborhood Homes 

By John Dykstra
jdykstra@daily-journal.com


When Rockford opened its first Strong Neighborhood Home, Paul Logli suspected drugs were being dealt out of a couple houses in the neighborhood.

Those problem houses were the reason the United Way of Rock Valley and the Rockford Police Department set up in the neighborhood.

“Police came in and raided one. Then, the other closed down voluntarily,” said Logli, president and CEO of The United Way of Rock Valley. “As soon as they see the police cars, renovations and activities, the problems leave.”

By John Dykstra
jdykstra@daily-journal.com


When Rockford opened its first Strong Neighborhood Home, Paul Logli suspected drugs were being dealt out of a couple houses in the neighborhood.

Those problem houses were the reason the United Way of Rock Valley and the Rockford Police Department set up in the neighborhood.

“Police came in and raided one. Then, the other closed down voluntarily,” said Logli, president and CEO of The United Way of Rock Valley. “As soon as they see the police cars, renovations and activities, the problems leave.”

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