| 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...
| 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....
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Darryl Burke didn't just break the law for 25 years, federal authorities say, he defied it — hiding behind aliases while he masterminded millions of dollars worth of fraud, lived it up at his South Florida waterfront "compound" and used his Miami...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:40 AM
In spite of opposition by 72 percent of the American public, Republican members of the House of Representatives have driven the government, and possibly the economy, over the shutdown cliff. More ominous is their threat not to agree to an increase in...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:27 PM
A woman who ran an apparent bogus business in Glendale was arrested this week after she allegedly defrauded elderly victims who paid her to help them get Section 8 housing vouchers to avoid a long waiting list, police said.
Naira Shakhmuradyan was taken...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:58 AM
The current row over who's to blame for the latest government showdown brings to mind the story of the two men arguing on a street corner whether the world is round or flat. They agree to ask an amiable passer-by to settle the matter.
He ponders the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:43 AM
A wire the width of a hair. A balloon just a few millimeters wide. A needle measuring 11 centimeters exactly.
These were the tools that a team of doctors in Los Angeles used to open up a narrow aortic valve in the heart of a 25-week-old fetus still...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Two years into his tenure, Chicago Housing Authority CEO Charles Woodyard has stepped down from his high-level post, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel has become disenchanted with the slow pace of transforming the city's public housing.
Although the mayor praised...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:00 PM
I was encouraged that your recent editorial on suburban homelessness pointed out that as poverty increases in the suburbs, so inevitably will the numbers of homeless families and individuals ("Homeless in suburbia," Oct. 13).
There was, however, no...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday named a City Hall aide as the new Chicago Housing Authority chief, a day after the agency's CEO resigned.
Emanuel nominated Building Commissioner Michael Merchant, an attorney and City Hall insider who has held his post...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 9:16 PM
In his final days as pastor of First African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Rev. Cecil L. "Chip" Murray compiled, copied and buried piles of records amassed over the 27 years he led the congregation.
The time capsule, he believed, would preserve his...