NEWS articles

CHA flip-flopping on Ickes plan angers residents

Residents and housing advocates say plans for the Harold Ickes Homes are shrouded in mystery. The CHA says the buildings will be razed to eliminate crime. But cops say there's few problems at the vacant Ickes buildings.

over 5 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Chicago kids study public housing's past and future

Third and fourth graders at a South Loop school heard from a panel of residents and community leaders, who talked about how changes in public housing affect their neighborhood.

over 5 years ago | Megan Cottrell

CHA use of stimulus money to demolish Ickes buildings questioned

The CHA plans to use $3 million in federal money to tear down buildings at the Harold Ickes projects. Some housing advocates say demolishing buildings doesn't create housing, jobs or economic growth.

over 5 years ago | Megan Cottrell

CHA to bulldoze six Ickes bulidings

Six buildings at the Harold Ickes public housing project will be torn down soon. Housing advocates and resident leaders are concerned about starting demolition before there's any plan for Ickes future.

over 5 years ago | Megan Cottrell

CHA accident burns girl, raises maintenance questions

Facial burns suffered by an infant in 2004 could be connected to maintenance lapses at Chicago Housing Authority properties, the lawyer for the girl and advocates say.

over 5 years ago | Megan Cottrell

CHA preserves iconic architecture in Chicago's public housing

A recent award given to the Chicago Housing Authority shows public housing isn't always an eyesore. CHA officials are looking to preserve and protect important properties the agency owns.

over 5 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Columbia College buys land for production facility

Columbia College purchases a piece of property that will eventually be home to a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art sound stage and production building.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

On Fire or Melting Down?

Sox' sins catch up to them in Minnesota.

6 years ago | Mike DePilla

City landmarks to get overhaul

New plans for Soldier Field, Buckingham Fountain

over 6 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Woman's drowning ruled accidental

Weather conditions blamed

over 6 years ago | Carrie Topolinski

Man charged with murder in harbor drowning

Judge sets $1.5 million bail

7 years ago | Geoff Wallin

And 1 Tour takes hoops back to the streets

Acrobatic dunks, Dick Vitale on speed

7 years ago | Ben Strauss

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