Ordinance would force developers and building owners that receive public funds to give notice, create a plan and communicate with residents before rehabs occur.
A court motion seeks an injunction against any city deal for a new Loop to O’Hare transit system until a legal dispute is resolved over the Emanuel administration’s refusal to release records underlying the winning bid.
Frustrated that few protections exist for seniors who live in Chicago public housing, aldermen back measure that aims to force the Chicago Housing Authority to give notice when it rehabs its buildings.
The Better Government Association has filed a lawsuit against the city for disclosure of public records behind its $1 billion deal with Musk’s company.
The grab bar complaint is the latest in a series of grievances by CHA residents about the agency’s failure to keep residents safe.
Elderly CHA residents demanding action on elevators disrupt a CHA board meeting. The protest follows a BGA/WBEZ investigation into chronic problems that have led to hundreds of vulnerable and often frail seniors trapped in elevators or in their apartments.
Unsafe elevators, shoddy record keeping and failed oversight at the CHA result in tenants, mostly elderly, living in fear of their own buildings, Part One of a BGA/WBEZ investigation finds.
Despite ever more tenuous state finances, Gov. Bruce Rauner and many lawmakers appear poised to embrace expensive incentive packages once unanimously derided by Springfield.
Administrators at state pension systems are scratching their heads over how exactly an estimate for $500 million in pension savings came to be.
Expensive cost overruns are the rule, rather than the exception, when the Chicago Housing Authority orders up renovations at senior housing complexes it runs. Inconvenience, frustration and sometimes danger for elderly residents accompany the rehab work.