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Ryan Grim

Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Housing Authority Sitting On Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel's housing agency has been pulling hundreds of millions of dollars from a fund earmarked for its affordable housing progr...

Trees Are a Matter of Life and Death -- Really

Claire Woolley | Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago
Claire Woolley

Trees give us so much. During a time of declining public budgets, we need a grassroots movement of volunteers even more to ensure that we have green spaces and community gardens to be the bedrock of healthy urban neighborhoods.

Matt Sledge

Public Housing Demolition Lowered Crime, But Not For Everyone | 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 | 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...

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...

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...

Chicago Housing Authority Throwing Out Tenants For One Arrest--No Conviction Required

Chicago Reporter | By: Angela Caputo | Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

Jessica Moore showed up at the Daley Center, shaken and without a lawyer. She had a bad feeling about how things might play out in court. A lawyer ...

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...

Rahm Drastically Reins In City Agency Credit Card Usage

Posted 09.10.2011 | Chicago

After his administration reviewed how government-issued credit cards are used in the city, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans to drastically c...

CHA Drops Plan To Drug Test All Public Housing Residents

Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

Following several weeks of protests, criticisms and a separate mini-scandal of their own, the Chicago Housing Authority announced Tuesday afternoon th...

CHA Head Resigns Following Credit Card Scandal

Posted 08.14.2011 | Chicago

Last week, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel took away his access to city credit cards, cars and the police officers assigned to drive them. On Tuesday, Chic...

Aldermen Want Random Drug Tests For City Employees

Posted 08.09.2011 | Chicago

In the midst of Wednesday's City Council meeting, two members, powerful 14th Ward Alderman Edward Burke and 40th Ward Ald. Patrick O'Connor, introduce...

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...

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...

Real Leadership for Chicago: The Reformer v. the Players

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Among the candidates, Miguel del Valle has a unique record: decades of experience working in the trenches on the issues facing Chicago.

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

How Arrest Record Screening Fails to Fight Crime and Impedes Fair Housing

Marie Claire Tran-Leung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marie Claire Tran-Leung

Landlords and local housing authorities should stop using arrest records to screen tenants. Bans on tenants with past arrests simply do more harm than good.

Democracy Is Not a Tragedy

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

Rahm Emanuel's decision to return to Chicago reflects the most troubling aspect of Chicago politics: the notion that the city needs a dictator and the only important challenge is finding a new one.

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 ...

Judge Rewards Chicago Housing Authority In Historic Desegregation Case

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Housing Authority's long and painful history of racial segregation ended at least legally Thursday, with a federal court ruling that the a...