NEWS articles

From gangs to green grass: Lawndale block undergoes transformation

Chicago developer Duane Ehresman won an award for his rehabilitation of a group of buildings in North Lawndale. Residents there say the block has changed dramatically in just three years.

almost 7 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Homeless count takes volunteers to some unexpected spots

An army of Chicago employees from various agencies walked city streets to count the homeless population. The federal government requires cities to conduct "Point In Time" counts for funding eligibility.

almost 7 years ago | Jennifer Fernicola

State moves against mortgage companies at W. Side building

Regulators revoked the licenses of two mortgage companies and filed complaints against an appraiser and a real estate company in connection with a mortgage fraud investigation at an East Garfield Park residential building.

7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Exclusive: In wake of bribery scandal, tenants question landlord's dealings

State investigators began looking into mortgage transactions at an East Garfield Park building after the Daily News asked questions. Tenants say they don't know who owns their building. They've stopped paying rent, and have banded together to pay the building's utilities.

7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Board of Ed to consider new school proposals

The schools that will be reviewed by the board were picked from 88 proposals submitted under Mayor Richard M. Daley‘s Renaissance 2010 project, which calls for opening 100 new schools by 2010.

7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Pastors pushing boycott of schools

A group of 50 ministers is urging parents to keep their children out of school to protest inequities in education funding. Suburban districts are flush with cash while city students are left behind, they say.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Driver dies after collision with El support

A 19-year-old woman was killed and three passengers injured after an early morning car crash on West Lake Street Tuesday. Two passengers are listed in critical condition.

over 7 years ago | Steven Chaitman

Couture goes green at conservatory fashion show

A fashion show where every ensemble is freshly picked kicks off a year-long birthday celebration for Chicago's 100-year-old Garfield Park Conservatory.

over 7 years ago | Theresa Boehl

Board of Ed nixes charter expansion

L.E.A.R.N. charter school is ready to expand, but officials voted down a plan to allow it to share space with another nearby school.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker