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13 of the 90 Chicago Housing Authority residents who were honored at the CHA's "Take Flight" college send-off on Aug. 10, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

CHA Residents ‘Take Flight’ For College

Julius Claybron was always empowered with the vision of what he wanted in his future. He spent his life growing up in Chicago public housing. Now, as CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports, he’s heading to prestigious Cornell University.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

Montage Of Credit Cards. (AP Graphic)

Emanuel Scales Back Credit Card Privileges For City Employees

An investigation that uncovered credit card abuses, which led to the ouster of the heads of the Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Park District, has prompted Mayor Rahm Emanuel to cancel most city credit cards and all petty cash.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

Lewis Jordan

CHA Chief Resigns Amid Credit Card Controversy

Chicago Housing Authority chief executive officer Lewis Jordan has submitted his resignation, in the wake of questions about his use of a government credit card.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

Rahm Emanuel talks with CBS 2 on the eve of his inauguration. (CBS)

Mayor Pulls Credit Cards From Agencies

The Chicago Park District, the Chicago Housing Authority and other city agencies have been stripped of credit-card privileges after some employees were caught using them to buy gifts, expensive dinners and to even pay off red-light camera tickets.

06/03/2011

City Hall

Head Of CHA Giving Back His Salary

The head of the Chicago Housing Authority is doing something you don’t normally hear a public official doing – giving money back.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011

Chicago Housing Authority CEO Lewis Jordan.  Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

CHA Head: Most Former Residents Remain In City

The Chicago Housing Authority says it has the numbers to show what’s happened to residents affected by the “Plan for Transformation” that eliminated many of the agency’s high-rise buildings.

WBBM Newsradio–04/14/2011

Cabrini-Green Demolition

Demolition Begins On Last Cabrini-Green High-Rise

Demolition has begun on the last high-rise standing in the Cabrini-Green public housing development.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2011

Fire Graphic

CHA Fire Leaves 2 Hospitalized, Including Man Critically Burned

Two people, including an elderly man who suffered second and third degree burns, were injured when a fire started in an apartment at a Chicago Housing Authority senior citizens building early Sunday.

03/20/2011

Last Cabrini-Green High Rise

Clerical Error Saves Cabrini Resident From Eviction

A Cabrini-Green resident accused of harboring drug dealers cannot be evicted because an official forgot to check a box on her lease agreement, a Cook County judge has ruled.

02/23/2011

(Credit: CBS)

Two Women Hospitalized After Fire At CHA Building

Two women were injured during a fire at a CHA high-rise for seniors on the South Side on Saturday.

02/12/2011

Princeton Avenue Fire

Woman Found In Bed During Fire Died Of Heart Disease

A woman found in a CHA senior housing building by firefighters during a blaze that injured two people Thursday morning suffered heart problems and did not die from fire-related injuries, a Friday autopsy found.

02/04/2011

Last Cabrini-Green High Rise

Cabrini-Green Set For Demolition

After 58 years, the once-sprawling Cabrini-Green housing complex finally closes its last high-rise today after the last tenant moved out today.

12/09/2010

Cabrini-Green Moving

Last Family Leaves Cabrini-Green

The last family is moving out of the sole remaining high-rise in the Cabrini-Green public housing development.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2010

Last Cabrini-Green High Rise

CHA Goes To Court To Close Cabrini Building

The Chicago Housing Authority wants a federal judge to approve the closure of the last high-rise at the Cabrini-Green public housing project.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2010

Phoebe Naoum's husband was slain at his Old Town convenience store, which she is now operating. (CBS)

Widow Of Slain Store Owner Carries On His Business

Phoebe Naoum has taken over the Old Town shop her popular husband ran.

11/19/2010

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