Michael Merchant

Altgeld Gardens (Credit: Chicago Housing Authority)

CHA Getting $3M In Federal Funds For Jobs Program At Altgeld Gardens

The Altgeld Gardens public housing development on the South Side has been awarded $3 million by the federal government to use to train residents for the workforce and eventual self-sufficiency.

04/02/2015

City Hall

Former Cop Tapped To Head Scandal-Plagued Buildings Department

Felicia Davis replaces attorney Michael Merchant, who was promoted to the job of Chicago Housing Authority CEO after Charles Woodyard was forced out.

12/11/2013

(Credit: CBS)

Expanded Safe Passage Program To Be Ready For First Day Of School

City officials were putting the finishing touches on the new Safe Passage routes for Chicago Public Schools students, and said they’re ready for the first day of class a week from Monday.

08/16/2013

Developer Teofil Scorte pleaded guilty in the federal government's Operation Crooked Code bribery investigation. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Developer Bribed His Way Past Building Codes

The feds may have cracked down on bribe-taking among city inspectors. But the damage is already done for some Chicagoans who bought flawed properties, 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.

CBS 2–06/16/2011