| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Streets near U.S. Cellular Field were closed Wednesday afternoon, along with the CTA Red Line stop at 35th Street, as emergency crews worked to contain the leak of about 500 gallons of muriatic acid from a truck, officials said.
A Level II hazardous...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The tournament trail extended all the way to states for a group of 15- and 16-year-old all-stars from Deerfield Beach.
The local squad recently returned from Port St. John, where they represented Section 8 (southeast Florida) in the Little League...
| Jul 30, 2014
For the first time in more than five years, the Chicago Housing Authority has opened its waiting list and is issuing housing choice vouchers to 3,000 new residents who need help paying their rent, officials with the agency said.
But while the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:06 PM
On the day a think-tank publicly released a report that says the Chicago Housing Authority has been socking away hundreds of millions of dollars instead of using it for housing for the poor, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has asked...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:54 AM
Chicago Housing Authority voucher recipients will no longer receive enough assistance to place them in the city's most luxurious high-rise buildings under a new policy, the agency announced Sunday.
The policy targets "super vouchers" that allow low-...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:37 AM
More kids attended Chicago Park District day camp this summer than in years past, the city reported today.
There were 41,468 children ages six to 12 enrolled in the day camps in more than 230 parks across the city this summer, according to Mayor Rahm...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Just as city leaders and housing activists are about to introduce new legislation to bring more oversight of the Chicago Housing Authority, the agency on Tuesday revealed its own plan to improve transparency.
The CHA, which hopes to make progress in...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:52 PM
When Mike Hendrix fielded his All-Star baseball team earlier this summer, he had no idea just how far he could take his North Springs Little League Juniors. Hendrix and company did the local program proud and had a rather commendable showing in the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:43 AM
North Springs Little League's All-Stars have made an impression once again in Sectional and State Tournament play in two different age groups. Both of the league's 9/10s and 11s won their respective Sectional Tournament titles, followed by earning a...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Traveling around Chicago, like in other housing markets where it's pursuing projects, Gerding Edlen executives get asked a lot about its hometown of Portland, Ore., and whether the city's portrayal in the satirical TV comedy "Portlandia" is accurate....
| Aug 8, 2014
When Mildred Pagan moved into the Julia Lathrop Homes in the late 1970s, she was an anxious teenage mother with three small children fleeing an abusive marriage, her daughter said.
But she quickly became well-known among her neighbors in the public...