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    County leaders are mostly backing a bill they say would make it easier for local governments to demolish or rehab abandoned buildings. [Eric Allix Rogers on Flickr]

    Cook County leaders are championing a bill in Springfield they say will prevent delinquent properties from falling into a spiral of blight. But one county office says much more is needed to fix the government’s handling of abandoned buildings, arguing that “a BAND-AID won’t cure cancer.”

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