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This report presents an evaluation of the Park Forest Integration Maintenance Program. The report was conducted at the request of the Village Board of Trustees to aid them in evaluating and directing future policy regarding the Program. This report is not seen as a public relations document but as a working document for the Board and Village staff. As such it assumes a working knowledge of terms such as integration maintenance and affirmative marketing as well as knowledge of the basic history of the Program. This is not to say that there is no statement by the researchers of what they understand to be the history of the Program -- such a statement is an essential part of our evaluation. But there is no perfunctory historic overview of the Program such as is usually found at the outset of a public document. Our history is presented as part of the legal evaluation of the Program in Chapter II and is given as a "statement of known facts" upon which the legal evaluation of the Program will be based.