CHICAGO -- Chicago Housing Authority chairman Vance Lane is on a mission to revolutionize public housing in Chicago with a $2.6 billion plan that could be partly financed by bonds.

Lane's relentless passion for his cause has put the plight of Chicago Housing Authority residents on the national agenda. President Clinton, who has mentioned Chicago public housing in several speeches, said he supports Lane's plan to tear down deteriorating high-rise housing projects that fester crime and poverty.

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