| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Facing a flurry of lead paint lawsuits, a nonprofit company that provides affordable housing in Baltimore has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
City Homes Inc. and its subsidiaries, which operate more than 300 apartment units in what...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Rahshone Burnett was supposed to use the millions of dollars won by his young nieces and nephews in a wrongful-death lawsuit to ensure that they thrived after the tragedy of losing their mother and brother in a 2001 fire.
Instead, prosecutors say,...
| May 30, 2013
School districts across Illinois and around the U.S. use an array of tools to get kindergarten to eighth-grade students back in school, implementing promising anti-truancy measures without significant additional spending or staff.
Experts say the most...
| Nov 12, 2012
— Moving from Chicago's South Side to a public housing development in this city of 32,000 was a major culture shock for Keona Lee.
For one thing, she never expected to find a truancy officer at her door, asking why her second-grade daughter had...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies harassed and intimidated blacks, Latinos and other residents in the Antelope Valley, the U.S. Justice Department has concluded after a two-year investigation.
Federal officials found a pattern of sheriff's...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 9:32 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
| Oct 16, 2012
| 12:13 PM
A former construction official with the Los Angeles housing authority has been sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for conspiring with his two brothers to steal more than $500,000 from the city agency....
| Oct 29, 2012
| 11:12 AM
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| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Though it’s a just an aged, run-down and now mostly vacant public housing complex, the Lathrop Homes is where Talitha Jackson has for a decade felt most comfortable raising her four children, she said.
“This is the safest place to raise my...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:15 PM
One District 62 All-Star team has extended its season and two others saw their respective postseason runs come to an end in Little League tournament action this week.
Ocean View's 9-10 All-Star team stayed alive in Division III Sub-Division South...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 5:41 PM
A U.S. postal worker and another man followed a 16-year-old boy around a Chicago Housing Authority complex before the second man shot the teen to death, Cook County prosecutors alleged Saturday.
On July 14, Aries Sanders, 24, the postal worker, and...