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Mon Mar 21, 2011

Public Housing Advocates Fight Back Against CHA Plans

Residents of two Chicago public housing complexes -- Cabrini-Green and Lathrop Homes and -- aren't leaving without a fight. In front of a room full of tenants and advocates, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) tabled a recommendation to transfer land within or near a part of the Cabrini-Green public housing site to the Target Corporation. The group also fought the consolidation of the Lathrop Homes, stating that CHA should re-open leasing to fill the North Side housing complex’s 800 vacant units and stop forcing families out until their plans are complete.

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by Micah Maidenberg
Fri Mar 18, 2011

Springfield Looks To Heal Foreclosure Wounds

With federal efforts to stem the tide of foreclosures proving inadequate to the scale of the problem in Illinois, some lawmakers and advocates are looking to Springfield.

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by Micah Maidenberg
Wed Mar 16, 2011

On His Way Out, Daley Tackles Pollution, Vacant Properties

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley only has a few more weeks on the job, but at the last City Council meeting he put two new ordinances -- one that concern diesel pollution, the other concerning housing -- into play.

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by Micah Maidenberg
Fri Jan 28, 2011

Who Will Step Up To Fight The Foreclosure Crisis?

Last week, Progress Illinois traced out the recent history of a vacant, foreclosed home on Chicago's West Side. Today that home was demolished.