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Study: Consumer laws helped limit Chicago foreclosures

Regulations against predatory lending helped prevent thousands of Chicagoans from losing their homes, according to a new report.

over 4 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Uptown residents hit Olympic reps with budget concerns

over 4 years ago | Beverly Slaughter

CHA okays demolition of South Side church building

The agency wants to demolish the building because fires have weakened the structure. The sides of the front entry have burned and collapsed, and the property is open to squatters.

over 4 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Critics hope new U of C hospital chief can restore trust

The announcement that the University of Chicago Medical Center is seeking a new CEO is giving skeptical community members hope that broken relationships can be repaired and trust restored.

over 4 years ago | Alex Parker

Homeless agencies see trouble in stimulus money

After federal officials promised new money for homelessness prevention in Illinois, state officials cut back on their funding. Now, advocates wonder what will happen when the stimulus money disappears.

over 4 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Clinton urges universities to go green

President Bill Clinton visits Chicago and urges university leaders to pursue green initiatives on their campuses.

over 4 years ago | Christina Jacobson

Health system budget could be trimmed by 20 percent

The Cook County hospital system could boost its 2010 revenue by as much as $60 million, but still faces county budget cuts of up to $52 million. That's because a sales-tax rollback may cut spending county-wide.

over 4 years ago | Alex Parker

Straddling high-rises and the ivory tower, a scholar examines Chicago's public housing

Roosevelt University professor Brad Hunt's new book chronicles a series of missteps that brought Chicago's public housing to a violent low point in the 1980s.

over 4 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

CHA officials recommend demolition of historic South Side church

The CHA bought the building in 1993. Since then, it's been vacant. Several fires have weakened the structure, and it's become a home for squatters.

over 4 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

City officials outline affordable-housing spending

The Chicago Department of Community Development helped place and keep city residents in more than 4,400 units of housing during the first quarter of this year.

over 4 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

"Getting drugs is as easy as getting toothpaste"

Nearly 80 percent of Chicago men who have been arrested test positive for illegal drugs - the worst record of 10 major cities studied in a recent White House report. Experts say easy access to drugs is one factor that puts Chicago at the top of the list.

over 4 years ago | Alex Parker

Meter protestors highlight contract caveat

The South Side parking dispute that landed two protesters in jail is rooted in a little-noticed provision allowing aldermen to expand pay parking in their wards.

over 4 years ago | Alex Parker

CHA program points young residents toward college

A college prep program run by the Chicago Housing Authority helps students raise reading scores by three grade levels.

over 4 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Health officials pushing for more breastfeeding in poor communities

More than 100 health experts gathered at Rush University Medical Center for a conference that highlighted the need for more education on breastfeeding among black mothers.

over 4 years ago | Adeshina O. Emmanuel Jr.

Smoking ban to extend to county hospitals

Following the lead of the city, smoking will be banned at all Cook County Health and Hospital System facilities starting in November.

over 4 years ago | Alex Parker

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