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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...
  • Chapter Six: A New Building, And New Suburban Focus

    Chapter Six: A New Building, And New Suburban Focus
    With the end of World War II came profound changes in how Americans lived, reshaping the nation's landscape — and the fortunes of The Courant. Over the next two decades, as the population swelled and the economy flourished, thousands gave up city...
  • 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.,...
  • Proposed Des Plaines medical marijuana dispensary clears hurdle

    Proposed Des Plaines medical marijuana dispensary clears hurdle
    A proposed medical marijuana facility loaded with security features is one step closer to setting up shop in Des Plaines. The city's Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously recommended that the City Council approve a conditional-use permit for Prime...
  • Rehab plan for Sears' old West Side HQ takes shape

    Rehab plan for Sears' old West Side HQ takes shape
    On Chicago's West Side, massive structures that once housed Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s headquarters remain reasonably well-preserved but empty since redevelopment efforts a decade ago fell victim to the housing crash. Now, a financing agreement approved...
  • Home builder confidence slips off nine-year highs

    Home builder confidence slips off nine-year highs
    Home builders are taking a slightly dimmer view of the housing market, but they’re still generally bullish. The National Assn. of Home Builders reported Thursday that its member confidence index slipped in October, ending a four-month run of gains...
  • Various local requests to be heard at Whitehall Township Zoning Board meeting Oct. 21

    Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 for a public hearing. The board will hear several requests, including a request to continue work without a permit, a request for a special exception for a repair shop and more,...
  • Condo associations restrict rentals for their own good

    Condo associations restrict rentals for their own good
    We received a lengthy comment regarding one of our recent columns relating to leasing restrictions in condominiums. We've abbreviated the letter as follows: Q: Rental restrictions really can decrease resale values and hurt individual owners who think...
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants Hampton housing authority director to resign

     Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants Hampton housing authority director to resign
    HAMPTON — The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is calling for the resignation of Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority Executive Director Ronald Jackson because of "concerns of racial discrimination and retaliation" reported to the...
  • Mount Dora's Tremain Street Greenway nearing completion

    Mount Dora's Tremain Street Greenway nearing completion
    MOUNT DORA — Just off the beaten path of the downtown shops is a new bike and walking trail that ultimately will become part of the Coast to Coast Connector recreational course. Extending from Lincoln Avenue through downtown, the Tremain Street...