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  • 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...
  • CHA: Most high-rise families relocated within city

    CHA: Most high-rise families relocated within city
    A report by the Chicago Housing Authority released today shows that most families from the demolished high-rise developments have been relocated within the city, with only a handful in the suburbs. Under the CHA’s Plan for Transformation, an...
  • Emanuel puts Claypool behind wheel of CTA

    Emanuel puts Claypool behind wheel of CTA
    Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel may have picked an outsider to run Chicago Public Schools, but he stuck with City Hall insiders to ensure the city's trains and buses run on time. New CTA President Forrest Claypool, who has known Emanuel for decades, will...
  • Sheppard Pratt's Ruxton plan shows fault of federal law

    The editorial about Sheppard Pratt's plans to put a rehab home in Ruxton shows The Sun doesn't get it ("Discrimination in Ruxton," April 25). This is not about mental health at all. It is about a greedy corporate giant imposing it's will on a community...
  • Richard M. Daley's 22 years as mayor

    Richard M. Daley's 22 years as mayor
    April 4, 1989: Elected mayor over Timothy Evans with 55.4 percent of the vote. April 24, 1989: Inaugurated as Chicago's 45th mayor, Daley pledges in his inaugural address to justify voters' confidence in his "common sense" style of leadership. He also...