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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Most Americans pessimistic about the housing market, survey says

    Most Americans pessimistic about the housing market, survey says
    Seven years after the housing crash began, most people remain deeply dour about the state of the nation’s housing market. A new survey out this week from the MacArthur Foundation found that 70% of Americans still feel a housing crisis remains...
  • Los Angeles officials propose tougher foreclosure registry

    Los Angeles officials propose tougher foreclosure registry
    Los Angeles officials unveiled new recommendations Tuesday to toughen and make smarter use of the city's foreclosure registry program. Calling the 4-year-old registry well intentioned but “flawed” and “ineffective,” City...
  • 6-year-old cousin of Bulls' Taj Gibson stabbed to death in Brooklyn elevator

    6-year-old cousin of Bulls' Taj Gibson stabbed to death in Brooklyn elevator
    NEW YORK -- A man with a kitchen knife stabbed two young children, one fatally, in an elevator in a New York City apartment building on Sunday evening, police said. Police found Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and a 7-year-old girl with stab wounds to their...
  • City Council's political trump card raises abuse of power accusations

    City Council's political trump card raises abuse of power accusations
    When Los Angeles rewrote its City Charter in the '90s, the City Council was dealt a political trump card intended to keep decisions by a wide array of citizen commissions in check. Using authority granted them to review and overturn decisions made by...
  • Beatrice A. Schwartz, real estate broker

    Beatrice A. Schwartz, real estate broker
    Beatrice A. Schwartz, a retired real estate broker and volunteer, died May 22 of complications from dementia at Milford Manor Nursing Home. She was 96. The daughter of Romanian immigrants, Beatrice Albin was born in Chicago and moved with her parents...
  • Police seek man who stabbed 2 children in Brooklyn elevator, 1 dead

    Police seek man who stabbed 2 children in Brooklyn elevator, 1 dead
    Prince Joshua Avitto would have been 7 years old this month, but instead of celebrating, his family will mourn the child who along with a playmate was stabbed in a Brooklyn elevator by a knife-wielding suspect still on the loose, police said. Avitto,...
  • Wilmette architect's addition plan hits snag

    Wilmette architect's addition plan hits snag
    A longtime Wilmette architect's proposal to add a second-floor addition to a home in the village hit a snag recently, after trustees said the plan needed further review before they could consider granting the zoning variations needed to complete the...
  • Wilmette residents say traffic problem at Baha'i worsening

    Wilmette residents say traffic problem at Baha'i worsening
    Wilmette residents living near the Baha'i House of Worship gathered at Village Hall recently, voicing concerns that a proposal to reconfigure the iconic venue's parking lot could ramp up traffic on what they say is an already-congested local street....
  • Grants introduced for Old Town Mall revitalization

    Grants introduced for Old Town Mall revitalization
    Brian Street stepped outside the barber shop where he works Monday at the mostly abandoned Old Town Mall to see a crowd of people surveying the corridor and discussing plans to demolish some of the empty buildings. A group of officials, including Gov....
  • Wilmette allows Mather expansion

    Wilmette allows Mather expansion
    The Wilmette village board has signed off on a slew of zoning variances sought by Mather LifeWays for an ambitious $23.5 million expansion and renovation of its Wilmette senior living facility. The vote came despite the village's zoning board of...
  • In Watts, a Girl Scout uniform levels playing field for young girls

    In Watts, a Girl Scout uniform levels playing field for young girls
    Outside the police station in South Los Angeles, a group of girls assembled, colorful boxes in tow. "Do you want to buy some cookies?" "Delicious cookies!" They called out, crowding passers-by and, in their excitement, forgetting the pitches their...