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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...

The End of a Segregated Century?

Angela Caputo | Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago
Angela Caputo

Last week, the Manhattan Institute released a report that suggests Chicago is less segregated than it was a decade ago. When I drive through the Near North Side, it sure appears to be true.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

City Attempts 'Crackdown' On Slumlords, But Some Still Getting Millions In Public Money

Chicago Muckrakers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Ald. Leslie Hairston thought she'd finally put the kibosh on the city's habit of handing public money to landlords the city was suing for majo...

City Wants Over 3,000 Cameras Around Public Housing

Chi-Town Daily News | Adrian G. Uribarri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A $23 million proposal to place more than 3,000 cameras around public-housing developments has alarmed privacy advocates and raised questions over the...

Beauty Turner, Public Housing Activist And Journalist, Dies

Chicago Tribune | Sara Olkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Beauty Turner, a charismatic Chicago figure and public-housing activist, died Thursday. She suffered an aneurysm Monday night, her family said. Turne...

President Obama: Altgeld Gardens Expecting Big Things From Its Former Organizer

Chicago Public Radio | Linda Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Chicagoan Barack Obama becomes President Obama, it's just natural that his fellow Chicagoans will have big expectations of him, and his administrat...