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State says city only requested $4 million for mental clinics

While city leaders say there are no plans as of yet to close mental health centers, the state and city differ on how much state funding Chicago requested to operate the clinics.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Rogers Park police to residents: 'We need your help'

Rogers Park residents say they see more gang members in the neighborhood, particularly around the tot lot in Warner Park. Police at CAPS meeting ask for people to stay alert.

over 6 years ago | Beverly Slaughter

After long fight, doctors may unionize at Stroger Hospital

Physicians at Stroger Hospital will be allowed to unionize now, after decades of trying. The Doctors Council, part of the SEIU, will gain about 200 doctors.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

First Look: Fawning WYCC videos of Jones and Watson revealed

Controversial WYCC videos produced for Emil Jones and others show gushing tributes to the Senate president as well as City Colleges Chancellor Wayne Watson.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

More layoffs loom at county health system

Hundreds more workers in the Cook County health system could lose their jobs next year under a proposal to cut another $60 million in spending.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

At Woodstock Institute, Dory Rand fights to protect poor families

As recession gripped Chicago and a mortgage crisis destroyed people's dreams, Dory Rand joined the Woodstock Institute with a mission to help those hurt by flawed laws and policy.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

'Hero' family that found baby highlights Safe Haven law

While the 2001 Safe Haven law has saved 53 babies, 57 have been dumped illegally. And 30 died. A Chicago family received a heroism award today for saving one baby from a garbage can.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

City Colleges see spike in student enrollment

The recession is helping boost enrollment by 17 percent at three City College campuses. Almost 25,000 students are now enrolled at the City Colleges of Chicago.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City health budget could be slashed by $6.4 million

Dramatic cuts are expected in Chicago's budget for its mental health centers. Commissioner Terry Mason says he feels like 'I'm in the school of make do'.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Need a nurse? Chicago may need 11,000 nurses in years to come

The economy has added to a nursing shortage, which has seen a shortfall of about 9,000 nurses in the Chicago area already. By 2025, the Chicago area could need more than 11,000 more nurses.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Foster underpass gets an artsy facelift

An underpass on Foster now features authentic Native American imagery, as well as symbols from neighborhood residents.

over 6 years ago | Natasha Wasinski

Big building plans envisioned for the Loop

The city hopes to see billions of dollars in transportation projects for the Loop in coming years, but parking gets little attention.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Biden announces stimulus cash for electronic medical records

Though Vice President Joe Biden announced a $1.2 billion stimulus package to move toward keeping electronic medical records, a number of Chicago health care institutions have been using them for years.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Greenpeace targets Chicago-area chemical plant

Greenpeace cites possible danger from local chemical plant as a reason to pass laws encouraging use of less-risky chemical alternatives.

over 6 years ago | Adeshina O. Emmanuel Jr.

Community focus yields turnaround at W. Side hospital

In 2007, St. Anthony Hospital was teetering on the brink of closure. Now, thanks to a dynamic CEO and the community barbecue pit out front, the hospital is thriving.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker