Living on the Edge: Parts 3 and 4

Jane Burke unpacks after her third move this year
Jane Burke unpacks after her third move this year

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Affordable housing has been an issue in Cook County for years whether it’s finding a secure rental or buying a home. There’s a discrepancy between incomes and what the average home price is in Cook County. The average wage falls behind both Lake and St. Louis County at just $23,000 a year. Compare that to the average home price at $281,000 and you can start to see how hard it is for folks working in the community to afford a place of their own.


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