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May 27, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

CHA approves $3.5M loan for Lathrop project

The Chicago Housing Authority's board of commissioners has agreed to loan a developer more than $3.4 million to continue planning the fate of the historic Lathrop Homes, officials said. The loan to Lathrop Community Partners will pay for predevelopment ...

May 27, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

The face of food stamp cuts: Chicago, Illinois

The Chicago Housing Authority is waiting for that number to fall to around 75 in order to get a court order to shut it down completely. “We used to get utilities free. Then they started charging $25. Then fifty. Then seventy-five. I've seen ComEd ...

May 27, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Successful Main Street communities: 'It comes back down to the people on the ...

Among the many services available to Downtown Lansing Inc., including training and free design, marketing and branding services from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority's Michigan Main Street Center, Biladeau says one of the biggest ...

May 26, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Chicago Tribune reporter charged with kicking out CTA train window

Coen, of Oak Park, co-authored the book, “Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Talked Himself out of the Governor's Office and into Prison.” Coen did not respond to an emailed request for comment. related articles. Girls water polo: Fenwick beats St. Ignatius ...

May 26, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Chicago Area Project got state anti-violence grants despite probe

The problems involving the Chicago Area Project were significant enough to draw attention from federal investigators. They opened a criminal probe into the $7.8 million summer-jobs program, started under ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The problems were also ...

May 26, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

State high court rules state's attorney's office subject to FOIA

... as well as the Illinois State's Attorney's Association. The Illinois Broadcasters Association, the Illinois Press Association, the Better Government Association, and the Attorney General of Illinois filed friend-of-the-court briefs on behalf of ...

May 26, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Illinois Legislature has full agenda in final week

Here's a look some of the issues still yet to be addressed, and what the outlook is as the General Assembly heads toward its Saturday adjournment. BUDGET AND TAXES: At its most basic, this year's budget debate comes down to one question: Is it better ...

May 25, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Rahm on the rocks

Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel is discovering that being an aggressive and ruthless Democrat in a solidly blue city may not be enough to get re-elected, despite having friends in both the Clinton and Obama camps of the Democratic Party. Break out the ...

May 25, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

'Upskirting' crackdown sought by Chicago aldermen

The Finance Committee approved the crackdown at the behest of two powerful aldermen - Finance Committee Chairman Edward Burke (14th) and Education Committee Chairman Latasha Thomas (17th). The ordinance would "make it unlawful for any person ...

May 25, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

City of Chicago kicks off new anti-violence crusade

Thousands of people took to the streets of Chicago on Friday for hundreds of anti-violence events, all part of a new anti-violence campaign. The Mayor's office says two hundred events were held, from rallies, to church-sponsored marches and prayer ...

May 25, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Police lineups tweaked by Illinois Senate

Chicago police lineup in homicide case of David Koschman held on May 20, 2004 Left to right: Chicago police officer Hugh Gallagly;, Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley; Chicago police officer Scott Dahlstrom; Chicago ...

May 25, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

AG: “Village of North Henderson Violated Open Records Law” –

... public records subject to public inspection and/or copying. This includes receipt of money paid on water bills and amounts owed but not paid. As expected, the Illinois Attorney General issued a determination that supports the public's right to ...

May 25, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Dems set sights on top education post

Montrio M. Belton Sr. is a former school administrator who worked under Zais for about a year to help low-performing schools before starting his own education consulting business. ... He would call for allowing students of those schools to transfer to ...

May 25, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Women at work: Creating opportunity, adding voice in tech industry

A key player in the app's creation is Infiniteach partner and chief networking officer Lally Daley, the youngest daughter of former Mayor Richard M. Daley and a clinical community psychology doctoral student at DePaul University. Company founders have ...

May 25, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Illinois General Assembly Bill To Public: Frack You!

Fracking. Like it, hate it, concerned or confident in the technology, you probably have thoughts on how it should (or shouldn't) be done in Illinois. Too bad the Illinois General Assembly doesn't want to hear them. Or, more precisely, John Bradley, a ...

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