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PI Original
by Micah Maidenberg
Tue Mar 22, 2011

Fighting Foreclosures: State Legislators Look For Answers

State Rep. Karen Yarbrough (D-Broadview) convened a panel of bankers, researchers, community leaders, and state officials in Chicago to talk about ways to stop foreclosures.

Quick Hit
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.

PI Original
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.

PI Original
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.