Two Chicago-based non-profits, Community Investment Corporation and Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, have won prestigious MacArthur Foundation grants. The MacArthur Foundation is known for giving genius grants to creative people, but the group also makes annual awards t
Do you know about the new show in town addressing the causes and consequences of Chicago's persistent racial segregation? No, not Clybourne Park, though Bruce Norris's Pulitzer prizewinner does so brilliantly.
It was a smelly summer on the west side of Evanston — so much so that some residents are determined to run the culprit out of town.This summer, they launched a website and protested outside the Veolia Waste Transfer Station on Church Street to ratchet up pressure on the company.
A new study says Chicago-area foreclosure cases are taking longer to process. The data, compiled by Woodstock Institute, says the median time for a house to complete foreclosure in the second quarter of 2011 was 359 days.
A new report by the Shriver National Center on Poverty Law argues that many owners of subsidized housing developments in Illinois discriminate against people who have criminal backgrounds — even when their offenses are decades old.The authors cite one development in Chicago that looks back 99 y
A derelict hotel on Chicago’s Near West Side will soon receive a major makeover. The Union Park Hotel first opened in the 1930s as a combination hotel-apartment building. Eventually, it was turned into the Viceroy Hotel, a single-room-occupancy, or SRO, hotel.