It’s an often-told story that the North Lawndale community has been ravaged by decades of economic disinvestment.

But a study released this week found North Lawndale residents spend $124 million a year outside their neighborhood, purchasing items that can’t be found within their community.

Keeping more of that money closer to home could be key to revitalizing the community, according to the study conducted by University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute and commissioned by the North Lawndale Christian Development Corporation.

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