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Home rehab project could bring hope to Chicago neighborhoods

Home rehab project could bring hope to Chicago neighborhoods

September 25, 2017

Recapturing a house on a block of vacant properties can give a community a sense of hope, said La Shone Kelly, housing counselor for Garfield Park Community Council. Garfield Park, along with two other...

In what is being considered one of the largest student housing sales in Chicago history, the University Center was sold for $201 million, July 20. 

UC sold in largest student housing purchase in Chicago history

September 12, 2017

The University Center student housing building was sold July 20 for $201 million in what is considered the largest student housing transaction in Chicago’s history. Matt Jaehrling, controller and associate vice president of Business Affairs, said Columbia’s proceeds for the...

Shelters, such as You Can Make It Family Shelter in the Englewood neighborhood, have been taking steps to help the city’s large homeless population since the start of Chicago’s five-year housing plan in 2014 

Large-scale homeless shelter coming to Humboldt Park

September 19, 2016

New housing for homeless youth and families is coming to Humboldt Park, according to a Sept. 9 announcement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sol Flores, executive director of the organization heading the project, La ...

Task force prescribes more paid sick days

Working Families Task Force Recommendation graphic

By metro editor

April 11, 2016

The city of Chicago’s Working Families Task Force released its recommendations April 4 for more paid sick leave, paid family and medical leave and considerations of measures that will increase schedule ...

Ric Addy, owner of Shake, Rattle & Read, said business has been slow recently, and he cannot live off what he makes on the weekends anymore, so he decided to sell the store and retire.

Uptown bookstore to embark on final chapter

December 14, 2015

In 1966, Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood gained a new bookstore by the name of The Book Box, 4812 N. Broadway. Currently named Shake, Rattle & Read, the store is set to close its doors in 2016 afte...

Riot Fest founder fights alderman for place in Humboldt Park

By Managing Editor

May 4, 2015

As the summer's music festivals approach, music lovers are busy trying to secure their spots at Pitchfork and Lollapalooza.Some are even turning to overpriced online ticket sellers in a last-ditch effort to join their pals to see some of the season’s biggest acts.But not everyone is excited about the upcoming festivities. As reported in the article on Page 38, Alderman Roberto Maldonado (26th Ward) is trying to push one of th...

The Vaselines

The Vaselines heal Chicago

January 26, 2015

When is enough actually enough? Bands like The Rolling Stones have been playing for more than 50 years and U2 has been at it since 1976, yet both bands are still touring and releasing new music. The l...

The Chicago Police Department recovered firearms sold from the above gun stores between 2009-2013, making up nearly 20 percent of the illegal firearms used in crimes in Chicago.  

Saving Chicago’s Youth: In the aftermath of tragic losses, communities create alternative approaches to gang intervention

November 10, 2014

Wearing a suit jacket, slacks and a blue tie with yellow stripes, Ronald Holt, commander of the Chicago Police Department’s Special Activities Unit, looks like a normal businessman or typical high-r...

Park smoking ban more political than effective law

By Editorial Board

September 22, 2014

Chicago followed in the footsteps of other major cities such as Boston and New York City when the Chicago Park District Board passed a resolution Sept. 10 to ban smoking in the city’s 580 parks.Violators will face a $500 fine if caught smoking within 15 feet of Chicago’s parks, beaches, harbors and playgrounds, as reported Sept. 15 by The Chronicle. Electronic cigarettes, cigars and vaporized substances are also inclu...

What’s my age again?

By Managing Editor

March 17, 2014

When I got my driver's license, I immediately jumped into my '91 Buick Century to cruise around blasting Minneapolis' local hip-hop station. I could not be peeled away—I had never felt more free flying down the freeway with bass throbbing underneath the pedals. Sure, I probably wasted $45 worth of gas driving in circles, but belting my heart out to the radio in a car was the priceless fuel to my angst-filled teenage year...

Bonus system could bridge college income gap

March 3, 2014

As college faculty unions fight for realistic living wages, national attention has shifted to the income disparity found at universities. To address the growing gap between administrative salaries and faculty wages, the faculty union at St. Mary’s College of Maryland has proposed limiting the salary of the college president to no more than 10 times that of the lowest-paid staff member.The concept of tying staff and adminis...

Tax hike could fizz out soda sales

Tax hike could fizz out soda sales

March 3, 2014

Trips to the vending machine between classes and frequent stops at gas stations will get more expensive if a new soda tax is passed in Illinois.The legislation would add a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary ...

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