Posts tagged "Lincoln Park"

Lakeview shedding affordable housing units: an interview with reporter and activist Bob Zuley

Lakeview shedding affordable housing units: an interview with reporter and activist Bob Zuley
Chicago Muckrakers is taking a look at affordable housing in the Lakeview neighborhood, specifically single room occupancy buildings or hotels that often function as the housing of last resort for working-poor in the area. The neighborhood has seen these SRO buildings closed and transformed into high-end housing one-by-one for the past few years. Now, only... Read more »

Developer to build affordable housing in upscale Lincoln Park neighborhood

Kathy Moore has seen a lot of changes in the 42 years she’s lived in Lincoln Park. Gone are the hardware stores, smoke shops, and neighborhood pharmacies. In the late 1990′s, the rooming house next door was converted to a massive single-family home, like many of the other apartment buildings on her street. “Everybody who... Read more »

No heat, no hot water for residents of Lakeview high-rise

No heat, no hot water for residents of Lakeview high-rise
No heat, no hot water and carbon monoxide build-ups are just the latest problems affecting hundreds of residents in a building owned by Lakeview Associates. The high-rise in the tony neighborhood got its five minutes of fame last week when an NBC article reported that residents were expected to go without amenities for up to... Read more »
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CHA commissioners hesitant over Lathrop Homes

In the many Chicago Housing Authority board meetings I’ve been to, I’ve never seen a single split vote. Usually, anything that comes before the board is approved unanimously. Once, I’ve seen the commissioners threaten not to vote for something. And a friend told me once she saw a few vote no. More at chicagoreporter.com But... Read more »

For every Lincoln Park robbery, there are dozens more elsewhere in the city

During the time when a string of four robberies were committed in Lincoln Park–between 2 a.m. July 30 and 3:36 a.m. August 1, a spree that has touched off widespread community outrage–more than 100 other robberies were taking place in other parts of the city, according to an analysis by The Chicago Reporter. There were... Read more »