The Columbia Chronicle

The next Large Lots round of applications will open in  December. The program’s website provides a map of plots of that are available for purchase for $1. 

$1 buys a plot of land in Chicago through Large Lots program

November 5, 2018

Chicago residents have the opportunity to purchase vacant plots of land for just $1 through the  next  round of the Large Lots program, one of the recommendations in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Five-Year ...

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Student center started despite pressing problems

November 20, 2017

Just as it was seeming like the long-awaited and highly touted student center would forever be a figment of our imaginations, progress was finally made—well, kind of.Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President an...

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 ...

City, partners work to sell foreclosed houses in Humboldt Park

By Chris Loeber

April 2, 2012

Vacant buildings and empty lots dot the landscape of Chicago neighborhoods hit hard by the 2010 foreclosure crisis, but the city and its partners are collaborating to assist present and potential homeowners to revitalize these troubled areas.On March 14, Chicago’s Department of Housing and Economic Development announced the TIF Purchase Rehab program that will offer forgivable loans for no more than 25 percent of the cost ...

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