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Safety uncertain at Children's Hospital heliport, residents say

Experts hired by the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents say the state should reject plans for a heliport atop the new Children’s Memorial Hospital.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Retaliation, mayoral meddling alleged in City Colleges case

The City Colleges of Chicago attempted to force out whistle-blowers and appointed a senior employee after pressure from the Mayor's Office, says a Cook County judge who formerly served as the colleges' chief counsel.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges expanding Englewood TIF

The City Colleges wants the special tax district so it can pay to tear down the old Kennedy-King Campus. The district has grown, but with little public input, which concerns at least one alderman.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Children's Hospital makes case for helicopter pad

Children's Memorial Hospital wants a heliport at its new Streeterville location. Area residents say its too dangerous. Both groups have their say this week in a series of public hearings.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Family: Cops, group home dropped ball on missing man

Shalom Carter, a mentally ill adult, has been missing since July 5. His family says Carter's group home failed to notify them and they can't contact the detective assigned to the case.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Olympic forum raises questions about economy, transit

At a public forum last night, opponents of Chicago's Olympic bid said games will destroy public parks. Backers say the Olympics will bring economic growth.

over 6 years ago | Adeshina O. Emmanuel Jr.

Feds: City Colleges debit card program is illegal

The U.S. Department of Education has reversed course and ruled that a City Colleges debit card program is against the law. The program charged students hefty fees to access student loan money.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Morgan Park residents urge cops to take action

over 6 years ago | Natasha Wasinski

Homeless "sweeps" get mixed reviews

Neighborhood residents and city officials says the sweeps keep parks clean and can assist the homeless in getting needed services. But homeless advocates are dubious.

over 6 years ago | Adeshina O. Emmanuel Jr.

Camera surveillance plan rouses privacy concerns

A Chicago Housing Authority proposal would place 3,198 cameras near public housing apartments. Privacy advocates say they are concerned.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Blunders helped drive Kennedy-King's costs out of control

Hundreds of e-mails show how mistakes added to Kennedy-King College's costs. But officials refuse to release an internal audit that could explain the project's overruns.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Fix Wilson Yard gets okay to file another lawsuit

An attorney for the project's developer says the group's claims are "meritless." The project will include a Target store, office space and housing for low-income families.

over 6 years ago | Adeshina O. Emmanuel Jr.

Plan for proposed Streeterville heliport up for debate

Hearings on Children's Memorial Hospital's plan for a heliport at its new Streeterville location will take place next week.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

OSHA launches investigation at plant that exploded

The Columbus Foods Co. biodiesel plant on the city's West Side has not been the target of OSHA complaints or enforcement in the past. An explosion at the plant this morning seriously injured two people.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Settlement in the works in Apex Oil legal battle

Apex and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District have been fighting for five years over the release of more than 2 million gallons of oil and the cleaning of oil storage tanks.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss