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VIDEO: A Chicago Mayor's Shameless Easter PR Fail

Posted 03.31.2013 | Chicago

Chicago may be the city of progress, but vintage video from a 1981 Easter scene shows even in the Windy City, the more things change, the more they s...

Matt Sledge

Public Housing Demolition Lowered Crime, But Not For Everyone

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.06.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's decade-long effort to move people out of its infamous public housing towers and into low-rise neighborhoods has long produced divided reacti...

Matt Sledge

Urban Initiatives Soccer Program Aims To Keep Kids In Tough Chicago Schools On Track

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.08.2012 | Chicago

"Everybody in Cabrini knew Troy," said 13-year-old Thomas Durr, an eighth grader at Jenner Elementary Academy of the Arts. "He had his act together, h...

CHA's New Head Announced Amid Vacancy Dustup

Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

The former head of the public housing agency in Charlotte, N.C. was named the new leader of the Chicago Housing Authority Thursday as housing advocate...

Family Wins $1.3 Million Settlement In Drug Suspect's Wrongful Death Case

Posted 11.08.2011 | Chicago

The family of a man who died after swallowing drugs during an arrest last summer was awarded a $1.3 million wrongful death settlement Wednesday, with ...

33 Families To Be Evicted From Cabrini-Green

Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Housing Authority announced plans to evict 33 families from Cabrini-Green homes that have not been rehabbed, citing increased criminal act...

Can Rahm Fix Public Housing In Chicago?

AP | By KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 07.18.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- As Rahm Emanuel begins his term as Chicago mayor, one daunting challenge he inherits from his predecessor has barely been mentioned: how to...

Cabrini-Green Target To Hire Public Housing Residents

Posted 07.03.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Housing Authority and Target, the big-box retailer, appear to have reached a deal that would allow for a giant new store to be built on th...

With Mixed Feelings, A Farewell To Cabrini-Green

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago

It has been the dream of a city, the scourge of a nation, and even, briefly, the home of a mayor. As of Wednesday, the Cabrini-Green Housing Project w...

Target Coming To Cabrini-Green?

Posted 05.29.2011 | Chicago

A historic change -- both symbolic and actual -- in Chicago's approach to public housing was completed in the winter of 2010, as the final families we...

Cabrini-Green's Closure Ends An Ugly Era In Public Housing

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — For decades, Chicago's infamous Cabrini-Green high-rises – with their fenced-in balconies and horrific high-profile crimes &ndas...

Cabrini Green Legal Aid Helping Low-Income Residents One Case At A Time

The Huffington Post | Aixa Velez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For about 10 years, the Cabrini-Green neighborhood has seen many changes. Pricey condos went up, and the infamous housing projects were torn down. Whi...

Cabrini-Green Demolition: Just One Building Remains

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For more than a year, the Cabrini-Green housing projects on the Near North Side have slowly been come down--and now, just one building remains. The ...

Cabrini-Green's Demolition: Notorious Housing Project Torn Down Slowly (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For years, the site of the Cabrini-Green housing projects on Chicago's Near North Side has undergone massive transformation. The infamous housing pro...

Why Would You Want to be Homeless? (VIDEO)

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

Here's the idea: On March 7, my roommate and I will head outside in Columbia, S.C. For one week, we will leave behind almost everything except the clothes on our backs. Our purpose? To document the homeless experience in our city firsthand.

How to Go From Jamoke to Chicagoan in Under 40 Minutes

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

I've got this intern from San Francisco working for me. How'm I ever gonna explain to this kid what makes Chicago different, different from anywhere else? I'm gonna start with these six short videos.

Walton Payton Prep School Paper Publishes Cabrini Green Issue

Chicago Reader | Michael Miner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

To their credit, it occurred to the student journalists of Walter Payton College Prep that an important question to ask about nearby Cabrini-Green was...

A Garden Grows In Cabrini

Chi Town Daily News | Mary Brophy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Eventually, the land at City Farm in Chicago's Cabrini Green neighborhood will sell for millions of dollars and a development deal. But for now, it s...