| Aug 9, 2014
The largest of Cannon Point's three remaining adult living facilities could be forced to close any day, but its battles with the city and state are far from over.
The state Agency for Health Care Administration has refused to renew the license of the...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 7:10 AM
More than 50 people from all levels of government packed a conference room on a recent Friday and took turns addressing their mutual concern: the proliferation of "sober homes" in South Florida neighborhoods.
"This is a problem that is plaguing all of...
| Aug 25, 2014
Legitimate sober home or scam operator? It's hard to tell the difference. State and federal lawmakers, Department of Justice and HUD officials, and mental health agencies must act to curb widespread abuses associated with sober homes and the addiction...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:17 PM
As Gov. Pat Quinn's aides sought to pump up an anti-violence program ahead of his November 2010 election bid, they decided to add to the pot $3.76 million in federal disaster recovery funds from Hurricane Ike to make loans to small businesses.
| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:54 AM
A program designed to help prop up the Federal Housing Administration is short-changing borrowers and neighborhoods hard-hit by foreclosures, community groups said as they took to the streets to push for changes.
Demonstrators in downtown Los Angeles...
| Aug 24, 2014
When he signed the Housing Act of 1949 into law, President Harry Truman believed it would establish "as a national objective the achievement as soon as feasible of a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family."
| Aug 23, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Back in November, Open Communities, a Winnetka-based nonprofit advocacy group, started a Tumblr page called wearethenorthshore.
People were, and still are, invited to take pictures of themselves holding a sign that says "I am the North Shore" and...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Q: Your advice was right on when you cautioned readers not to buy a house that did not have permits or a certificate of occupancy. Another important consideration in demanding to see the building, electrical and any other permit is that in the event of...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:25 AM
The City Commission has decided to approve an agreement with the Orange County government to be a part of the federal government’s Urban County Program – but only after one commissioner got some assurances that the program wouldn’t aim...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The next time you eat something, take a moment to think about where the food that nourishes your body actually was grown. How far did the food travel from farm to table to make it to your plate?
When you eat out, consider, too, "Where was this food...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Thanks for Raymond Daniel Burke's poignant commentary on the drive-by shooting of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott ("Apathetic no more," Aug. 5).
In 1992 Dantrell Davis, a 7-year-old resident of Chicago's Cabrini-Green who was walking to school on the...