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  • Could you live in L.A. on $221 a month?

    Could you live in L.A. on $221 a month?
    In the early 1980s, as today, Los Angeles County residents who qualified for no other form of public assistance were given a few hundred dollars in monthly last-resort payments known as general relief. It was a lifeline to people down on their luck, hoping to cobble together a few dollars to put a roof over their heads, at least for a portion of the month. The amount in 1982 was $221.
  • Orland Park facade upgrade program growing

    Orland Park facade upgrade program growing
    Interest in Orland Park's Appearance Improvement Grant program has taken off since the village opened funding to commercial property owners last year. Between 2006 and 2010, Orland Park spent about $58,500 on the grant program, designed to help...

    Panel must delay testimony into Quinn program

    Panel must delay testimony into Quinn program
    As expected, the legislative hearing on Wednesday into Gov. Pat Quinn's $54.5 million anti-violence program — the program drawing the scrutiny of federal prosecutors — quickly got tied into knots. Lawmakers had a hard time even agreeing on...

    Bickering derails Quinn anti-violence probe hearing

    Bickering derails Quinn anti-violence probe hearing
    With a probe of Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence grant program on the table Wednesday, a panel of state lawmakers spent eight hours bickering at a hearing that proved long on election-year antics and short on revelations. They talked over...

    Mathews receives $2 million to elevate flood-prone homes

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $2 million to Mathews County to elevate nine homes that have received repeated flood damage during storms. The money will also be used to acquire three properties that owners no longer want because of...