A Way To Beautify Abandoned Buildings, And A Call To ActionSome buildings in the Chatham community sit abandoned, but some colorful paint has made all the difference.
Three Years After Buying Vacant Pullman Homes With Promise Of Quick Rehabs, Developer Hasn't Started WorkA plan to preserve and restore a historic block of homes in Pullman has turned into years of eyesores for neighbors.
Dart Expanding Program To Tear Down Abandoned Buildings With Inmate LaborMore than a year into a program to train jail inmates a useful skill while providing a service to the community, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the effort is “an outrageous success,” and is expanding.
Sheriff Using Inmates To Tear Down Abandoned BuildingsCook County Sheriff Tom Dart is attempting to tackle a major problem, using jail inmates as laborers.
Company Spruces Up Abandoned Buildings With Decorative Window BoardsA non-profit group was out again today trying to make the city better looking--one abandoned building at a time.
Expanded Safe Passage Program To Be Ready For First Day Of SchoolCity 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.
City Demolishes 300th Abandoned Building Since Last JulyPolice said abandoned buildings serve as havens for drug and gang activity.
City Shuts Down Nearly Three Dozen Businesses Tied To GangsMayor Emanuel is cracking down on crime by targeting neighborhood businesses with ties to gangs.
Neighbors: City Doesn't Care About Abandoned Buildings On West SideNeighbors say the city is indifferent to a plague of abandoned buildings on the city’s West Side, including one where a woman’s body was found several days ago.
Firefighter's Daughter To Sue Owners Of Building Where He DiedThe daughter of a fallen Chicago firefighter plans to announce on Wednesday that she's suing the owners of the abandoned building where her father and another firefighter were killed last year.
Homeless Brave Danger Out Of DesperationChristmas Eve was a good day for Gwen Ingram. She was able to get a meal and a couple of toys at the Reverend Paul Hall's annual holiday food drive on south Ashland.