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The Shore Thing Podcast with Joe & Steve, Episode Four: Cook County EDA And HRA Director Talk Housing And Local News

Jan 29, 2024 08:21AM ● By Content Editor
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The Shore Thing Podcast Episode Four, with Joe Friedrichs and Steve Fernlund - released January 24, 2024

Editor's note: Boreal Community Media is excited to act as a local partner for sharing The Shore Thing Podcast to help bring even more local news to the Cook County community. The views and opinions shared in the podcast episodes do not necessarily reflect those held by Boreal Community Media. Any questions or feedback should be directed to The Shore Thing at [email protected]

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From Joe & Steve: Theresa Bajda and Jason Hale remain relative newcomers to Cook County. Yet, their work addressing local housing and economic issues facing Cook County often have them working alongside "the old guard" of the community. The notion of the old guard refers to people who have been working for many years, decades in most instances, to address some of the community's most pressing needs.

Bajda is the director of the local EDA. Hale is the director of the HRA. They joined Steve and Joe on the podcast to discuss housing, economic diversity, the complexities of living in a small community that relies on tourism to support the economy, and what their experience has been like living in Cook County.

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