| Aug 24, 2011
| 8:36 PM
The city's top internal watchdog gave new Mayor Rahm Emanuel points for transparency tonight, but warned that government oversight remains too diffuse in Chicago.
Inspector General Joseph Ferguson's comments came at a forum hosted by Chicago Public Radio...
| Aug 30, 2011
State officials on Monday moved a step closer to ending Illinois' long-standing reliance on large nursing facilities to house adults who have physical and mental disabilities.
A proposed settlement to a class-action lawsuit was filed in federal court...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 6:33 PM
GLENDALE — A 69-year-old Glendale man pleaded no contest to charges that he conned the city out of $18,492 when he lied about his finances to get federal subsidized housing, officials said this week.
Norayr Aklyan entered an open plea Friday to one...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 4:16 PM
The Chicago Housing Authority said today it has issued 180-day relocation notices to vacate the last 33 households from the non-rehabbed portions of the 73-year-old Frances Cabrini Rowhouses.
The non-rehabbed portion of the Rowhouses -- located south...
| May 20, 2011
| 3:04 PM
CITY HALL — With thousands still on the waiting list for Section 8 low-income housing vouchers, city officials say the program’s rising costs and shrinking budget are preventing additional enrollment.
There are 1,532 households enrolled in...
| May 28, 2011
| 12:57 AM
When DuPage County officials wanted to build 91 new units of affordable housing eight years ago, they didn't bother to follow federal rules that required them to request proposals from developers.
They didn't bother to even look outside their own...
| May 28, 2011
| 1:50 PM
When DuPage County officials wanted to build 91 new units of affordable housing eight years ago, they didn’t bother to follow federal rules that required them to request proposals from developers.
They didn’t bother to even look outside their...
| May 31, 2011
| 6:55 PM
CITY HALL — City Council members on Tuesday endorsed purging unqualified applicants from the city’s lengthy wait list for low-income housing vouchers.
Currently, 5,762 applicants hold places on a waitlist for the federally sponsored program,...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 4:03 PM
Requiring Chicago Housing Authority residents to be drug-tested and making it easier to evict tenants with family members accused of crime is unconstitutional and will backfire, residents said today at a downtown rally.
The CHA is proposing to change its...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 5:14 PM
The Carroll County Commissioners open their twice-weekly meetings with heads bowed in prayer. Robin Bartlett Frazier began a recent session with words from Joshua in the Old Testament and her hope that the board would "be strong and of good courage in...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 9:46 AM
Former Mayor Richard Daley's security detail has been reduced to three police officers, two of whom will be on call to transport former first lady Maggie Daley to and from doctor appointments and the hospital, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today.