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Chicago hospital collaborative would reduce energy emissions

More than a dozen area hospitals are in talks to work together to become more energy efficient. The Chicago Green Healthcare Initiative would reduce emissions and make health care more sustainable.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

County health board hears community input

South Side residents shared their concerns about health care in Cook County with county health system board members. Board members listened, but also asked tough questions.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Exclusive: WYCC political videos spark investigation, lawsuit

Former City Colleges chancellor Watson is accused of directing PBS station WYCC to produce videos highlighting powerful politicians and friends. The programs could violate state and federal grant rules.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Lawmakers pledge to address unregulated homes for mentally ill

A Daily News investigation found a loophole allows some group homes to operate in Illinois without adhering to state standards or monitoring, though they care for a fragile mental health population. Key legislators are calling for changes in the law.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Annual Printer's Ball gets rolling tonight

over 6 years ago | Mia Boyd

Feds announce green jobs program on South Side

The program will use stimulus dollars to train 80 Chicagoans to clean up industrial sites and weatherize homes. They'll work with low-income residents to make homes more energy efficient.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss

U of C hospital workers face contract decision

The 1,400 members of Teamsters Local 743 work as clerical, service and maintenance workers at the hospitals. The union is recommending that they vote against a contract proposal.

over 6 years ago | Adeshina O. Emmanuel Jr.

U of C prof awarded Medal of Freedom

Professor Janet Rowley is a groundbreaking human geneticist who focuses on cancer research. She is among 16 winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

over 6 years ago | Adeshina O. Emmanuel Jr.

Exclusive: Loophole allows 'flop houses' for mentally ill

A loophole in state law allows group homes to care for fragile, mentally ill residents without state regulation or supervision. One man who walked away from a home on the South Side was missing for 18 days.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Map project will give South Siders new view of neighborhoods

Teams from the University of Chicago are gathering data now, and hope to have a public Web site running by the end of the year. It would show every business, every social agency and other community resources in several neighborhoods.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Ickes' past comes tumbling down

As officials prepare to demolish most of the Harold Ickes Homes, residents reflect on the development's history. Though some of its buildings are now boarded up, Ickes was once a showplace for public housing.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Black community leaders respond to harrowing findings in HIV study

One advocate blames the government for not funding organizations that help prevent HIV in black communities and suggests that racism may be partly to blame for the high HIV prevalence.

over 6 years ago | Adeshina O. Emmanuel Jr.

The art of cutting President Obama's hair

over 6 years ago | Rashanah Baldwin

Wilson Yard backers defend expansion

At a public hearing, Uptown residents accused officials of secretly planning to hike the Wilson Yard TIF district's budget, and said they were concerned tax money allocated to the project might ultimately be frittered away.

over 6 years ago | Adeshina O. Emmanuel Jr.