Tag: The Woodlawn Organization

CHA residents call on city to end contracts with Leon Finney Jr.

When Chicago’s Department of Buildings added Leon Finney Jr. to a short list of scofflaw landlords who are barred from doing business with the city in 2011 because he had ignored dangerous code violations in some of his rental buildings, it might have seemed like the politically connected pastor and developer from Woodlawn would be... Read more »

Rev. Finney on Chicago Inspector General Ferguson's probe: He's gone fishin'

Rev. Finney on Chicago Inspector General Ferguson's probe: He's gone fishin'
Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson might as well hang a “Gone Fishin'” sign on his office door as far as Rev. Leon Finney, Jr. is concerned. Earlier this month, Ferguson’s office issued subpoenas to take a look at Finney’s personal statements detailing development deals, as well as those from his Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church, and... Read more »

Tonight: WMAQ and The Chicago Reporter unite for first investigation

Tune in tonight to WMAQ  at 10p.m. to check out The Chicago Reporter’s first collaboration with our new media partner. Our friends over at WMAQ will be following up on our latest investigation, “Following Finney,” in which we raised a series of questions about how two nonprofits overseen by clout-heavy minister Leon Finney Jr.–The Woodlawn... Read more »

Politcally connected landlord makes "slumlord" list

Among the handful of scofflaw landlords who won’t be ringing in the New Year with new city contracts is one of former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s most strident allies: Leon Finney Jr. Finney has been under fire for racking up serious code violations–including no heat, no hot water and chronically broken boilers–in a handful of... Read more »