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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Thompson students raise money, awareness for homeless

    More than 40 Tourtellotte Memorial High School students swapped the comforts of their beds and homes on Oct. 17 for the tiny confines of boxes spread out on the Thompson Common. There under a clear sky, students created bunkers and readied themselves...
  • Experts to weigh in on housing plan at Mission Hills

    Experts to weigh in on housing plan at Mission Hills
    A proposal for a multi-unit residential development at Mission Hills Country Club in unincorporated Northbrook will be the subject of another public hearing next month after the Cook County Board of Commissioners delayed taking a vote. "It was...
  • Candidates For 13th House District List Priorities

    Candidates For 13<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> House District List Priorities
    Republican board of directors member Mark Tweedie and state Rep. Joe Diminico, D-Manchester, both say the economy and jobs are priorities as the two once again face off. Diminico defeated Tweedie in 2012 to represent the 13th House District, which...
  • Peerman runs for reelection in Margate

    Election time is around the corner, and three candidates qualified for the one seat that is up for grabs in the general election for the Margate City Commission. Current Mayor Lesa Peerman is running for reelection. Seat: 3 Address: 6921 Northwest...
  • Say 'no' to the Illiana Expressway (again)

     Say 'no' to the Illiana Expressway (again)
    A new privatized toll road proposed primarily to speed freight trucks across the Midwest may instead charge tolls too high to attract trucks, and will likely require hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies. — From "Highway...
  • The dish on installing satellite dish outside a unit

    The dish on installing satellite dish outside a unit
    Q: We recently bought a condo unit on the top floor of a three-story building. The association provides cable TV to each unit, but we prefer satellite TV service. The association does not allow satellite dishes on the common elements. But next to our...
  • Vacant Hampton land open to developers

    Vacant Hampton land open to developers
    The city's housing authority has vacant land it wants to make available to builders. The Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority is directing developers to a bulk of the city's unused real estate holdings in areas including downtown, Buckroe and...
  • Struggles continue for many CHA voucher holders

     Struggles continue for many CHA voucher holders
    When Gralen Titus Bennett was issued a Chicago Housing Authority voucher that would pay most of his rent, he looked for apartments in Uptown, Lakeview and other neighborhoods near the lakefront. Bennett is rooted on the West Side, and though he said he...
  • Richard Blattner: Airport exit-ramp debacle hurts cities

    Richard Blattner: Airport exit-ramp debacle hurts cities
    As everyone knows by now, there is no longer a direct route to southbound US 1 out of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport. Everyone — especialy residents of Dania Beach, Hollywood and Hallandale Beach — wants to know how such a thing could...
  • Politics: Scarcity, Necessity, Reality

    Politics: Scarcity, Necessity, Reality
    I saw the state kill a man once. It was in Virginia, not Connecticut, but most people would have thought he had it coming. He'd assaulted a 61-year-old woman with an umbrella and slit her throat. The punishment, in the electric chair, was grotesque...
  • 10 displaced in Eastport apartment fire

    10 displaced in Eastport apartment fire
    An Eastport apartment fire displaced 10 people and sent another to the hospital early Saturday morning. The Annapolis Fire Department rescued three people from the balcony of a third-story apartment at the 1200 block of Madison Street about 2:48 a.m.,...