One of the nation’s largest banks Friday provided details about an agreement with some nonprofit groups in Chicago-area neighborhoods devastated by foreclosures. The deal, revealed Wednesday by WBEZ, stems from the collapse of Oak Park-based banking chain FBOP Corp.
Some community leaders on Chicago’s West Side don’t like the way Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration is doling out funds in a $31 million program to combat Chicago-area youth violence. They wonder why aldermen are involved and why the pastor of Ald.
Chicago officials say crews have now opened most side streets after this week’s blizzard. And they’re rejecting claims that the city is neglecting some neighborhoods. Complaints about the snow removal are coming from several City Council members. Ald.
Ten sculptors have put up outdoor pieces in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. The installation’s supposed to stay up for a year. The group says the purpose is to expose people to art that they might not be able to see otherwise.