Tag Archives: affordable housing

CN September 6 2018

Troy LaRaviere, our guest this week, was the first contestant to enter what’s now the ridiculously crowded Chicago Mayor’s race. He announced his candidacy on May 1 of this year. He sat with us this morning for a wide-ranging conversation … Continue reading

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CN July 26 2018

John Arena, this week’s guest, is a founder of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus and Alderman of the Northwest Side’s 45th Ward. As we spoke, there were reports that the City’s consent decree for the reform of the Chicago Police … Continue reading

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CN October 12 2017

  5150 N. Northwest Highway was dealt significant blow this week as Mayor Emanuel refused to grant City tax credits that would have helped the affordable housing development get of the ground. The 100-unit building that would house seniors, veterans … Continue reading

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CN Sep 28 2017

There’s a traditionally-accepted standard that nobody should pay more than 30% of their salary for housing. But more than half of people who rent their housing in Chicago pay more than that. The number of such “cost-burdened” Chicagoans has risen … Continue reading

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CN March 21, 2013

Well, it’s official. 30,000 CPS students will be moved around in September as 61 buildings close and even more are turned over to private operators. And in Uptown and the City’s northeast, thousands of units of low-income housing are being … Continue reading

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