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Small Islands, Big Music: Report From the AME at Cabo Verde

Michal Shapiro | Posted 10.06.2014 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

For 20 years, the World Music Expo (WOMEX) has been the premiere European destination for targeted world music marketing. But realizing that the con...

ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Drug Testing CHA Residents

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.15.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A policy forcing residents in Chicago's public housing developments to submit to annual drug tests violates privacy and other constitu...

Chad Michael Murray Still Doesn't Look Like This Anymore

Posted 06.25.2013 | Celebrity

Chad Michael Murray has a beard and the beard doesn't seem to be going away. It's time for our third beard update. Arguably, this one is the beardiest...

The Ever-Changing CHA Plan for Transformation

Barbara Popovic | Posted 11.29.2012 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

On CAN TV's Chicago Newsroom this week, we took a look at the CHA's Plan for Transformation. It was supposed to be a five year plan, proposed 14 years ago, and now it's essentially a 15-year plan with no prospects of being completed soon.

Health Care That No One Can Cope With Without Help

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 04.29.2012 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

We have to urge the White House and other players to start to get the message out to consumers that the Affordable Care Act must survive in order to avoid what could be a real tragedy for huge numbers of Americans.

Should Low Income Housing Residents Be Drug Tested?

Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

The ACLU of Illinois is calling on the Chicago Housing Authority to end its practice of drug testing residents of its mixed-income public housing unit...

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...

CHA Chief Used Credit Cards For Expensive Dinners

Better Government Association | Posted 08.07.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO--Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent a memo to department heads last Friday, ordering them to stop using city credit cards immediately. That's because ...

CHA Drug Testing Plan Called 'Slap In The Face' To Residents

Chicago Sun-Times | MAUDLYNE IHEJIRIKA | Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Housing Authority wants to require all adults who currently live in, or apply in the future for housing in any of its developments, to be ...

CHA Chair Donates $100,000 Stipend To Scholarship For Public-Housing Kids

Posted 07.04.2011 | Chicago

James Reynolds was appointed the chairman of the Chicago Housing Authority board by Mayor Richard M. Daley last September. The position comes with a g...

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...

Entire Family Faces Eviction Due To One Man's Crime

Chicago Defender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A rarely used policy by the Chicago Housing Authority has spoiled the holiday season this year for a 15-year public housing resident. Patricia Jord...

What Now for Lathrop Homes?

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

The bottom line for many Lathrop supporters is that, given all the costs, market-rate housing just doesn't make sense for Lathrop Homes

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 ...

Last Families Leave The Harold Ickes Homes

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Once part of the massive State Street public housing corridor spanning Cermak Road to 55th Street, the Harold Ickes Homes has seen its last five famil...

55-Year-Olds Now Eligible For Senior Housing At CHA

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Housing Authority board today approved lowering the age for residents who want to live in its senior housing. The new age requirement for...

Real Estate Woes Hurt CHA Plan For Transformation

Chicago Journal | Micah Maidenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHA has been criticized since the plan was announced in 1999 for how demolition of tens of thousands of units would affect Chicago's poorest. But now ...

CHA Tells Residents To Get Jobs

Chi-Town Daily News | Megan Cottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Public housing residents must have jobs to keep their homes under a controversial new policy adopted today by Chicago Housing Authority commissioners....

CHA Nabs Millions for Housing Aid

Chicago Tribune | Sara Olkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Housing Secretary Steven Preston said Friday that Chicago would get tens of millions of dollars to help improve mixed-income public housing and to hel...