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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Residents organize to fight proposed shooting range near Hinsdale

     Residents organize to fight proposed shooting range near Hinsdale
    Concerns about safety, noise, pollution and disruption to wildlife are some of the reasons cited in a petition drawn up by residents who oppose plans to build a gun club at a private country club near Hinsdale's south side. The residents are asking that...
  • Winnetka family wants to live in house slated for demolition

    Winnetka family wants to live in house slated for demolition
    Officials in Winnetka supported a homeowner's request Monday night to live in a rental home he owns, but is eventually slated for demolition as part of plan to subdivide three lots into two. Resident Dave Bartels, who owns two homes in the 200 block...
  • All Aboard Florida to pick up tab for quiet RR zones

    The private company All Aboard Florida is putting up $60 million to silence train horns at railroad crossings along its tracks from Miami to Orlando, putting to rest whether taxpayers in each city would have to pay for the crossing upgrades. The quiet...
  • After scrutiny, CHA cuts value of 'super vouchers'

    After scrutiny, CHA cuts value of 'super vouchers'
    Chicago Housing Authority voucher recipients will no longer receive enough assistance to place them in the city's most luxurious high-rise buildings under a new policy, the agency announced Sunday. The policy targets "super vouchers" that allow low-...
  • Storied Chicago church mural needs an angel

    Storied Chicago church mural needs an angel
    A few weeks ago, a sale sign went up, again, outside the Northside Stranger's Home Church. For anyone who loves the mural on the church's front wall, the sign felt like a death notice, and there may be nobody sadder about that than Jon Pounds. "If the...
  • In 5 days, 1,223 people seek Section 8 vouchers in Newport News

    NEWPORT NEWS — In five days, more than 1,200 people scheduled meetings with the city's Redevelpoment and Housing Authority to apply for Section 8 housing assistance vouchers. The agency last opened its waitlist to receive applications for vouchers...
  • Board clears way for controversial annex of Lincoln Park school

    Board clears way for controversial annex of Lincoln Park school
    The city's zoning appeals board tonight cleared the way for construction of a controversial annex for a Lincoln Park elementary school. The board's decision came after opponents and supporters of the project sat through hours of testimony -- a...
  • Lauderhill to crack down on thieves with new technology

    Want to help catch a crook with an invisible liquid that marks your valuables? The Lauderhill Police Department is hosting Safety Appreciation Day where they'll hand out free Smartwater CSI kits to Windermere residents. The Housing Authority is paying...
  • Daniel Spiegel: Upgrade Route 222 into highway suitable for 21st century

    I moved to Allentown in 2002. Driving to work on my first day at Kutztown University, stuck behind a trash truck for 12 miles down Schantz Road and onto Route 222 until the Kutztown bypass, I wondered, through the inescapable stench, what I had gotten...
  • Letter: Suggestions for addressing poverty

    Re: “Panel addresses strategies on poverty,” Aug. 9. Here are some of the ideas I presented to the Glendale Housing Authority on July 29: 1. Create a business incubator for the unemployed and those on welfare with an annual 100 participant...
  • Abrams: Thumbs up for county recovery

    We're back! That was County Commissioner Steven Abrams' overall assessment of how the Palm Beach County has recovered from the Recession. "The major issue continues to be restoring economic prosperity to Palm Beach County," said Abrams, whose District 4...