NEWS articles

Cabrini-Green man grows from gang member to community leader

Kelvin Canon is stepping aside as president of the Cabrini-Green resident's council. After a prison term, Canon turned his life around and became a community leader.

over 5 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Chicago cops' picket coincides with Olympic officials' arrival

Chicago police say they'll picket city hall today, drawing attention to a long fight for a new contract. The Olympic Committee is in town today considering Chicago's bid for the 2016 games.

over 5 years ago | Fernando Diaz

CSB students could get loan relief

Sallie Mae might write off a portion of loans to students at the CSB School of Broadcasting, including in Chicago and the suburbs, if the school shuts down before students can finish their classes.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Tuition refunds for CSB students ‘in jeopardy’

A $10,000 pot of money for each CSB School of Broadcasting campus will be divided up among students seeking refunds -- meaning students may only get a fraction of their $12,000 tuition back.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Broadcast school to reopen, but future is uncertain

The 50 students at the CSB School of Broadcasting facilities in the Loop and Downers Grove will soon be able to return to classes. The bankrupt for-profit school's future is hazy unless a buyer emerges.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Another Cabrini building closing down

Public housing residents living at 412 W. Chicago Ave., will be moved out of their home later this month. Some Cabrini residents say area condo owners don't want public housing neighbors.

over 5 years ago | Megan Cottrell

MWRD approves disinfection tests

The district will spend $75,000 on a pilot program to evaluate disinfecting wastewater with ultraviolet rays. The process can be more effective at eliminating bacteria than the agency's existing method.

over 5 years ago | Marian Wang

Residents skeptical about new CHA program to prevent homelessness

Chicago public housing has a new program to help evictees from becoming homeless. But some are concerned that the program doesn't do enough to keep people in the units they already have.

over 5 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Protesters vow to keep fighting clinic closures

Mental health care advocates are demonstrating against service cuts, but Chicago officials say the city must close four public clinics because state funds have fallen $1.2 million short.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Residents voice concerns about Chicago Olympic bid

Residents were treated to a glimpse of the Chicago Olympics proposals - and some expressed concerns about the economics of the project, and the possible displacement of residents.

over 5 years ago | Dorothy Jagonase and Dan Biederman

Seven percent solution

almost 6 years ago | Lou Grant

Seven percent solution

almost 6 years ago | Lou Grant

New Coke and Classic Coke

almost 6 years ago | Lou Grant

New Coke and Classic Coke

almost 6 years ago | Lou Grant

MWRD to hold public hearing on bond issue

The public can speak on a Water Reclamation District proposal to issue more than $250 million in bonds to fund ongoing capital projects.

almost 6 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

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