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Irving Ruiz has spent his entire life, all 20 years of it, as a resident of Glen Ellyn's Parkside Apartments. Now, he says, he can spend the next 20 years there, if he chooses, after village officials said they will remove the complex from the boundaries of a redevelopment plan that residents feared would lead to the demolition of their homes. “It's definitely great to know our leaders were willing to listen to us. It shows us we may be a small community, but we still have influence on the leadership,” said Ruiz, a junior studying sociology at Wheaton College.