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by Adam Doster
1:47pm
Thu Apr 24, 2008

Would-Be Citizens Protest Application Delays

Two dozen would-be citizens convened outside the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) office in Chicago yesterday hoping to raise awareness about backlogs in citizenship approval that are keeping them from participating in civic life. According to Chicago ...

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by Mose Buchele
12:22pm
Thu Apr 24, 2008

Great Lakes Wind Farms On The Horizon?

Three groups are proposing the development of offshore wind farms in on Wisconsin's portion of Lake Michigan.
PI Original
by Adam Doster
11:18am
Thu Apr 24, 2008

States Handicapped As Congress Ignores Housing Crisis

Inaction and corporate bailouts have defined the federal government's response to the foreclosure crisis, so it's not surprising that some stretched homeowners aren't receiving the assistance they need. But a newly released study shows the situation may be worse than once ...
PI Original
by Mose Buchele
6:07pm
Wed Apr 23, 2008

Bush's Medicaid Changes Could Cost Illinois Billions

The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly today to block changes to the Medicaid program proposed by the Bush administration. That's good news for Illinois according to a report (PDF) out from Families USA, an affordable health care advocacy group. The ...
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by Mose Buchele
1:18pm
Tue Apr 22, 2008

Illinois Among 18 Signatories Of Climate Change Declaration

As the Bush administration enters its twilight, a new day may be dawning for environmentally-minded elected officials. That was the main message behind the Conference of Governors on Climate Change held at Yale University last week. Many states, Illinois among them, have been ...

PI Original
by Josh Kalven
12:09pm
Tue Apr 22, 2008

Green Day

In honor of Earth Day, we direct to you to last week's Chicago Reader cover story, in which Mick Dumke compiled a helpful list of 24 things you can do each day to lessen your environmental footprint. Included are relatively minor strategies to reduce the amount of waste ...
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by Mose Buchele
4:35pm
Fri Apr 18, 2008

Cook County Nation’s Third Worst CO2 Polluter

Today, Chicagoist called our attention to a shocking new statistic: Cook County is the third worst carbon dioxide polluter in the U.S. According to Project Vulcan, a joint project of NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy, Cook County emits over 13.2 million tons of ...
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by Mose Buchele
12:43pm
Fri Apr 18, 2008

Illinois Homeowner Assistance Program Gaining Steam

Due to the subprime mortgage crisis, foreclosures have recently increased in Illinois by 25 percent, according to the Illinois Housing Development Authority. But as the Quad City Times reported yesterday, the IHDA's Illinois Homeowner Assistance Initiative is beginning to ...
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by Adam Doster
1:02pm
Thu Apr 17, 2008

The CHA's Housing Lottery

As we mentioned in the Early Bird, during the next four weeks, low-income Chicago families will be given the first opportunity since 1997 to put their names on the city's Section 8 housing voucher waiting list. Depending on how fast the city's 35,000 vouchers turn over, the...

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