NEWS articles

Sunshine ordinance wins approval

Mayor Daley's critics have argued the TIFs have created a slush fund for developers at the expense of revenues for schools and other local governments. The law mandates Web access to TIF records.

over 6 years ago | Fernando Diaz

Auction for CSB set; some Chicago-area students may get refunds

While the two Chicago-area campuses of the broadcasting school will close unless another buyer emerges, the sale will create a pot of money to provide refunds for students unable to finish the school's program.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

CSB could sell for $1M, but Chicago campuses would close

The previous owner of 13 campuses has agreed to buy all current CSB School of Broadcasting assets for $1 million. Some campuses would remain open, but not the two in Chicago.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Community addresses barriers surrounding Latino homelessness

Latino community leaders and social service workers gathered yesterday to discuss how to encourage more homeless Latinos to seek help when they need it

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Cabrini musical explores life in public housing

An audio slideshow takes you inside the making of Music Theater Workshop's new production about growing up in mixed-income housing around Cabrini-Green. The production explores tension between poorer and more affluent neighbors.

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Mayor's office says clinics will stay open while talks continue

Mayor Daley's office says four mental health centers will remain open while negotiations between the city and advocates continue. Rumors remain about the ultimate fate of the centers.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Residents forced to find new homes after Cabrini building closes

The building at 412 W. Chicago was closed late last month, due to concerns about violence. The housing authority says all families have found new places to live, but one resident says some of those families are out on the street.

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Questions remain after closed-door meeting on mental health centers

A meeting between city officials and mental health advocates yields no solid answers about when or if four mental health centers will be closed. The mayor halted the closings yesterday.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Mental health demonstrators press Daley administration

After a City Hall demonstration, Mayor Daley's chief of staff agreed to meet with opponents of the plan to close four mental health clinics. But the centers are still on track to close tomorrow.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker