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News Roundup: Understaffed police departments will finally get more officers

The Chicago Police Department, which is currently understaffed by about 2,300 officers each day, may be getting a bit of relief. And it might not come at a better time after a summer of shootings throughout various neighborhoods. Funding for 200 new officers has been worked into the 2011 budget. The new year will also... Read more »

More federal foreclosure aid coming to Illinois

Illinois will receive another $30 million in foreclosure relief under the federally funded Neighborhood Stabilization Act. Of that, $7.8 million will go to Cook County. Local governments can use the funds to buy up and fix up vacant properties that bring down properties values and cause problems in communities. Also in the news… Unemployment has... Read more »

Daley stands by TIF use, won't use money to save schools

Last week, support grew for dispersing Chicago TIF funds to aid the struggling city budget and prevent more cuts to Chicago Public Schools. Yesterday, Mayor Richard M. Daley defended TIFs intended use, including improvements to public transportation hubs like Chicago’s Morgan Street Station that houses CTA’s green and pink lines. Also: In education reform debate,... Read more »