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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Taxpayers and workers gouged by labor-law dodge

    WASHINGTON The largest government infusion of cash into the U.S. economy in generations the 2009 stimulus was riddled with a massive labor scheme that harmed workers and cheated unsuspecting American taxpayers. At the time, government regulators...
  • Concerns raised over possibility of medical marijuana establishment in Forest Park

    Concerns raised over possibility of medical marijuana establishment in Forest Park
    Officials in Forest Park will consider two applications to establish medical cannabis dispensaries in the west suburban village this month, but the location of at least one of the proposed facilities has raised concerns from some residents. "There is one...
  • St. Paul's first female Somali police officer has critics and fans

    St. Paul's first female Somali police officer has critics and fans
    Kadra Mohamed walks into an old haunt, the Grocery and Meat Market on the city's north side, where as a girl she shopped with her mother. She breathes in the heady smell of Somali spices, halal meat and the bread she has loved since growing up in a...
  • CHA unveils plans for better transparency

    CHA unveils plans for better transparency
    Just as city leaders and housing activists are about to introduce new legislation to bring more oversight of the Chicago Housing Authority, the agency on Tuesday revealed its own plan to improve transparency. The CHA, which hopes to make progress in...
  • $213 million earmarked to track L.A. homeless by computer, house 1,400

    $213 million earmarked to track L.A. homeless by computer, house 1,400
    A coalition of public and private agencies announced Tuesday that it is funneling $213 million to house 1,400 homeless people and to expand a tracking and placement system it hopes will end chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles County over the...
  • How come nobody talks about the 'Obama bull market'?

    How come nobody talks about the 'Obama bull market'?
    It was widely noticed two weeks ago that the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the most important stock market indicator, hit a milestone by crossing 2,000 for the first time. It was somewhat less widely noticed that on that day, you would have notched a...
  • How new developments affect your condo association

    How new developments affect your condo association
    Last week, we explored recent Illinois legislative, judicial and executive developments affecting condominium associations. Today, we take a look at more developments. Associations must allow special process servers access to their properties. The...
  • Advocates push for more 'complete streets' in Palm Beach County

    Advocates push for more 'complete streets' in Palm Beach County
    More roads built for pedestrians and bicyclists and not just vehicles could be springing up in Palm Beach County as interest grows in the county for "complete streets." Many roads are designed for motorists to get to their destinations as quickly as...
  • Some singles see value in mortgage payment

    Steven Ganley was lucky enough to earn his master's degree in accounting from Duquesne University last year without piling up any debt. In the year after he graduated, the 25-year-old landed a full-time job as a staff accountant at a downtown Pittsburgh...
  • Former West Haven Housing Authority Director Pleads Guilty To Accepting $1.5 Million In Bribes

    WEST HAVEN — The former executive director of the West Haven Housing Authority pleaded guilty on Thursday to receiving $1.5 million in bribes in a federal courtroom in Hartford Thursday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Michael Siwek, 55,...
  • Thieves damage civil rights icon Rosa Parks’ former Alabama home

    BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Alabama police are seeking help in catching thieves who ransacked a Montgomery apartment building where black civil rights activist Rosa Parks lived when she was famously arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white...