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For an answer on housing, Bronzeville residents visit the mayor's house

Residents say they are concerned that Chicago's Olympic bid could displace tens of thousands of residents in their historic black community. They are pushing officials to set aside 500 vacant lots for affordable housing before the International Olympic Committee picks a host city in October.

over 4 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Health board wary of procurement amendment

A proposed amendment to the county's procurement code has health system leaders concerned. It would require the county board and president to sign off on large purchases, over which the health system currently has authority.

over 4 years ago | Alex Parker

County health board moves to shore up Provident budget

Seeking to stem the closure of beds at Provident Hospital, health system board members said today they will seek county approval to transfer nearly $5 million to the hospital. Also, the board announced the hiring of three top officials.

almost 5 years ago | Alex Parker

State budget deal may avert City Colleges layoffs

A last-minute budget in Springfield signed by the governor allows the district to avoid cuts -- for now. But the district must start tackling an expected $4.2 million gap in next year’s budget, officials say.

almost 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

State money will replace aging portable buildings at Olive-Harvey

$30 million earmarked for the South Side school in the state's new capital bill will help pay for building a large new facility for its automotive and truck programs.

almost 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Mental health centers on chopping block -- again

Several months ago, a city billing glitch caused officials to contemplate closing four South Side mental health centers. They won a reprieve, but now officials say the state budget crisis may lead to their closure.

almost 5 years ago | Alex Parker

Ida B. Wells and the Chicago Olympic bid

Michelle Duster, the great-granddaughter of Chicago civil-rights activist Ida B. Wells, says there's a precedent to concerns about the city's chance to host the 2016 Olympics. She speaks tonight at the Chicago Public Library's Roosevelt Branch.

almost 5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

CHA to consider paring list of property managers

Chicago Housing Authority officials have recommended a plan to scrap nine existing property managers, a proposal that would leave fewer companies to manage more than 20,000 public-housing units across the city.

almost 5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Report: Charity care rising at Illinois hospitals

Nonprofit hospitals in Chicago contributed more than $700 million in community benefits, including charity care, according to an Illinois Hospital Association report. But experts says more charity care is needed.

almost 5 years ago | Alex Parker

Hospital system names three top execs

A former Sara Lee Corp. executive has been named as the Cook County Health and Hospitals System's new human resources director. Gov. Rod Blagojevich's former spokesman will handle PR duties for the system.

almost 5 years ago | Alex Parker

Union alleges unfair labor practices at Blackstone hotel

A federal labor complaint says hotel managers fired workers for supporting Unite Here and cooperating with the government's investigation of previous charges against The Blackstone. An attorney for the hotel denies the allegations.

almost 5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

At City Colleges, search for new leader surprises some

Faculty and students at the City Colleges had feared their new chancellor would be a clout-heavy candidate selected with little public input. Now, it appears they will get to have a say as the board launches a six-month search.

almost 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Interim chancellor named as district pledges open search

Deidra Lewis will be the City Colleges of Chicago’s interim chancellor for the next six months. The board said today it would conduct a thorough and open search to find a permanent replacement.

almost 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Student aid grants could get boost, Quinn says

Gov. Pat Quinn says he wants keep from cutting Monetary Award Program grants that college students rely on. That's one of many programs the legislature must find a way to fund -- or else cut -- by a deadline at midnight tonight.

almost 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Malcolm X medical program fights for survival

Allegations of mismanagement and grade tampering dog the physician assistant training program at Malcolm X College. The program nearly lost its accreditation, and is currently on probation.

almost 5 years ago | Alex Parker