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The night Chicago politicians spent punching each other in the face
Jun. 26, 2015
You read that right. We remember the summer Chicago aldermen took to the boxing ring.
SRO tenants gain protections
Nov. 12, 2014
Advocates and low-income residents of single-room occupancy hotels in Chicago hope that new city regulations will help to preserve—and even create new—affordable housing options.
SRO owners call proposed ordinance ‘hostile’
Sep. 9, 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office wants to preserve affordable housing in single-room occupancy and residential hotels by levying hefty fines on building owners who don’t comply.
Dems: Support Smith–despite arrest
Mar. 19, 2012
Some Chicago Democratic leaders are urging voters to support state Rep. Derrick Smith. That's despite Smith's arrest last week on a federal bribery charge.U.S. Rep.
Emanuel's budget: How many aldermen will vote no?
Nov. 16, 2011
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first budget comes up for a city council vote Wednesday, and the outcome is not in doubt.
Turnaround school gets turned around again
Apr. 21, 2011
President Obama and congressional leaders may be trying to cut the federal budget, but they’ve agreed to pour more than a half-billion dollars of new funds into Race to the Top, the president’s signature education program.
Aldermen slam Daley over affordable housing
Apr. 11, 2011
Some Chicago aldermen lashed out at the Daley administration Monday for putting the brakes on an affordable housing bill, while pushing the mayor's own proposal.Ald.
Open Meeting Act thwarts affordable housing ordinance
Jan. 13, 2011
An affordable housing measure in Chicago City Council got delayed again – this time for an open government violation.
Ald. Walter Burnett had sought a council vote Thursday on Sweet Home Chicago.
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