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  • Should CHA require drug tests for residents?

     
    By Jessica Reynolds From today's Tribune story by Kim Geiger: A Chicago man who objects to having to submit to drug testing as a condition of living in an apartment that he rents from the Chicago Housing Authority filed a......
  • $38,000 Full-Size Sedan Challenge: Results

     
    First, a quick reminder about whom our judges are: Kelsey Mays, consumer affairs editor at Cars.com Jennifer Newman, assistant managing editor at Cars.com Kristin Varela, senior family editor at Cars.com Fred Meier, automotive editor at USA Today Brian...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • Broward commissioner got failing grades as landlord, records show

    Broward commissioner got failing grades as landlord, records show
    Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness owns a second house that has run afoul of housing codes, cost taxpayers money and irked neighbors for its condition. Shortly after moving in, a woman renting the home in 2009 with federal assistance complained...
  • Some fancy neighborhoods open gates to Section 8

    Here's an odd side effect of South Florida's foreclosure crisis: Some immense homes with pools and three-car garages in gated communities are being rented out to unlikely tenants — poor people paying with Section 8 aid. Among the properties are...
  • 2 injured in CHA senior building fire

    Two women were injured, one seriously, during a small fire at a Chicago Housing Authority senior citizen high-rise building this morning, a fire official said. The fire at the Lincoln Perry Apartments, 3245 S. Prairie Ave., began about 10:30 a.m. and...
  • Neighborhood population drain

    Neighborhood population drain
    Chicago's central core grew increasingly vibrant during the past decade, as young professionals filled new condominiums in the Loop and surrounding neighborhoods, taking advantage of trendy restaurants and nightspots. But vast swaths of the city didn't...
  • 2 top DuPage housing officials ousted

    DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin demanded the ouster of two top DuPage Housing Authority officials today after learning about a pair of damning audits of the agency by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Longtime Housing...
  • Two hurt in fire at CHA building

    Two people, including an 85-year-old man, were injured in an overnight fire in a Chicago Housing Authority-owned senior building on the city's Near West Side. Firefighters quickly extinguished a mattress fire about 1:30 a.m. inside a unit at the Patrick...
  • Cops: Woman poured boiling water on dinner guest

    A Near North Side woman who had offered to make dinner for an elderly neighbor instead poured a pot of boiling water over the woman’s head, leaving her with severe burns, prosecutors alleged Monday. Lynn Baggett, 51, is charged with aggravated...
  • Man sentenced to 71 years for 2006 murder

    Man sentenced to 71 years for 2006 murder
    Derrick Lemon, who as a young boy witnessed his brother being dropped to his death from a public housing high-rise, was sentenced today to 71 years in prison for murdering a relative’s boyfriend at a barbecue in 2006. Lemon, 24, was convicted in...