What we're up against — junk houses

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Carol Kopka put up with the junk house next door for 16 years before it finally got torn down last month.

And it turns out folks all over the city were living next to junk houses controlled by the same man — 80-year-old John Waters, who was charged with felony forgery last week for faking a property document.

Carol and her neighbors had no idea their complaints would turn up that news.

Share your stories about trouble in your hood here. What are you up against? And how does it affect the quality of your life.

(Please include your email address and a contact number — I won't publish them on the blog, but I might give you a call.)

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