NEWS articles

Stimulus money could save mental health centers

Nearly $10 million of federal stimulus money is earmarked for substance abuse and mental health services in Chicago. Opponents of a plan to close four city mental health centers hope some of that money can be used to keep the facilities running.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

List of possible school closings made public

A parents group has published a list of schools the Chicago Board of Education is considering for closure or consolidation.

almost 7 years ago | Claire Bushey

Cochran outlines goals for the new year

Alderman William B. Cochran (D-20) is preparing for the new year by devising plans for afforable housing and improving public safety. He is a former Chicago police officer.

almost 7 years ago | Kimberly Lyles

At S. Side school, evaluating turnaround proves tough

Two years after removing the entire staff at Sherman School, CPS officials say it is a beacon of promise for turnaround projects. But its students still lag on test scores.

7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

New housing center helps South Side residents avoid foreclosure, buy homes

A $70,000 grant will pay for a bilingual housing services center in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. The center offers classes and counseling to new homebuyers and those facing foreclosure.

7 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Police arrest suspect in murder of pregnant woman

A teenager is arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the Halloween shooting death of a young mother. Police say the woman was caught in the crossfire between rival gangs.

over 7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Teenage mom and baby die in fire

Flames prevented rescue

almost 8 years ago | Carrie Topolinski

7-year-old girl missing from South Side

Disappeared while walking home from school

8 years ago | Geoff Wallin